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Fact File: Running Out of Beds Solving the Capacity Crunch

Healthcare is experiencing a capacity crunch; it’s rare to find a health system with space to spare. Many systems are working to build their way out of the problem through growth strategies but may find that challenging due to the ongoing workforce shortages and tighter access to capital.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to be better prepared and learn about:

  • Shifting physical procedural sites of care to create space
  • Exploring digital care alternatives to help alleviate and get ahead of acute demand
  • Setting up hospital-at-home initiatives
  • And more!

Medicare Advantage Growth Strategies for 2023 and Beyond

June 2023

Medicare Advantage is expected to have a monumental year in 2023. Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections indicate 2023 will be the year Medicare Advantage (MA) penetration surpasses the symbolic majority threshold of 50%. Furthermore, major regulatory changes are set to be enacted or finalized that will inevitably impact both plan sponsors and providers.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to be better prepared and learn about:

  • Medicare Advantage becoming a large part of their payer mix
  • Medicare Advantage expansion preparations
  • And more!

Nursing Workforce Trends Indicate Flexibility as Leading Indicator for Operational Success

February 2023

Healthcare is experiencing labor shortages across the board, and no department is safe. In Vizient’s latest Workforce Intelligence Report, we spotlighted the landscape of nursing and tactics for near-term and long-term success.

Read the latest HealthLeaders Fact File to learn more about:

  • Financial margins
  • How high turnover rates are causing a vicious cycle
  • Contract labor and how it is here to stay
  • And more!

The Next Decade in Healthcare – Increased Volumes and Shifts in Care Sites

August 2022

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, provider organizations saw a steady decrease in non-emergency-related patient volumes. While those levels are starting to increase back to pre-pandemic numbers, in 2021 there was still a 5% decrease in inpatient volume compared to 2019. However, through future forecasts, things are looking up, not only for inpatient volumes but outpatient as well.

In the latest HealthLeaders Fact File, we outline:

  • Two major trends contributing to this increase
  • The shift in sites of care will continue but soften
  • Emergency departments will see an increase in volume this year alone
  • And more!