Jack O'Brien is the finance editor at HealthLeaders, a Simplify Compliance brand.
The Kaufman Hall report indicated that sector consolidation was boosted by the potential Advocate Aurora Health-Beaumont deal, among other transactions.
Health system leaders need to be mindful of three factors as care services return.
Moody's stated that the decision to suspend elective procedures will "dampen earnings from facilities in those counties and slow companies' overall recovery."
Definitive Healthcare also found that at-risk organizations have laid off non-essential staff at twice the rate of those not at risk.
The Brentwood, Tennessee-based hospital operator will reduce its debt by around $500 million.
Additionally, most employers plan on administering employee temperature checks onsite in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
CMS stated that 487,000 people gained coverage through health insurance exchanges using the HealthCare.gov platform during the loss of MEC SEP in 2020: more than in any previous coverage year.
The Trump administration argues in a Thursday filing that the entire ACA "must fall with the individual mandate."
The ratings agency found that the median funded status of defined benefit plans fell from 84% in fiscal year 2019 to 83% in fiscal year 2020.
A new report from Medscape indicated that the dynamic may change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.