Many providers cite savings on services and supply chain as a sizable factor driving their mergers and acquisitions. But a new paper shows bundling purchases and standardization don't save as much as they think.
Ascension Health continues to grow its revenue, although its operating income was significantly stifled in its fiscal 2018 as the massive health system works to standardize its revenue cycle system-wide.
A number of speakers at this year's Healthcare Financial Management Association's conference urged health system financial executives to set aside their reservations and more fully embrace value-based purchasing.
The need to tame healthcare spending and stay on top of potential competition has led health insurers to pair up with nontraditional partners. Here's how the five dominant national insurers are reshaping themselves and the industry.
The healthcare industry is using financial assistance programs, employee ownership models and partnering with academic institutions to cope with high turnover along with simultaneous labor shortages.
The commerce giant could give traditional industry vendors a run for their money as it eyes electronic health records, retail clinics and other mainstays of healthcare delivery.
For the second consecutive year median operating margins fell, hitting 1.9% in 2017, down from 2.8% the year prior. Still, improved liquidity measures bode well for not-for-profit hospitals.