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Surprise: Private equity wants to squeeze more profits out of physician practices
Study shows increases in patient volume and prices after private practices were acquired by private equity firms
Healthcare Transactions: Why 'COVID Dollars' Are Not All the Same
What are ‘COVID dollars’ and why are the important for valuation and sale price of a healthcare business?
Positioning in a chaotic stock market with key sectors
Stock market turbulence may increase in the coming weeks. Yet investors shouldn’t be looking around for parachutes marked “sell.”
Dividend investing is a proven strategy for all seasons
Since 1960, reinvested dividends have accounted for 84% of the total return of the S&P 500
Hospitals struggle with decreasing revenue and increasing expenses
Struggles follow months of improvement
Health care prices lagging behind inflation in overall economy
Spike in prices may be coming as food, gas, electricity, labor expenses all rise.
Patients often can’t afford to pay off what their insurance leaves behind
If a patient owes more than $7,500 in medical debt, you probably aren’t going to collect much from them
Patients with multiple chronic conditions are more likely to have high medical debt
Even when eligible for social services, patients rarely recoup the income they have lost due to illness
Employers expected to be hit with 6.5% health care increase in 2023
Average cost per employee is estimated at $13,800
Credit rating agency labels nonprofit hospital sector as “deteriorating.”
Labor troubles and investment losses have created difficult challenges for nonprofit hospitals and health systems
Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act on doctors
How will new federal law affect lives and wallets of physicians?
Health care spending continues decades long rise
Almost a third of spending is on insurance premiums and out-of-pocket payments
Nearly 4 in 10 Americans say inflation affecting their health care
Patients are either skipping care completely, cutting costs elsewhere, or borrowing money to pay for health care
Inflation eases slightly in July
Falling energy prices offset modest gains in other categories
CVS might be your next boss
CVS plans to rapidly expand into primary care by the end of the year
Tax increases coming? What physicians need to know about the Inflation Reduction Act
The sweeping legislation contains tax code reform, health care provisions and climate change action. What does it mean for physicians?
Health care spending hit $3.07 trillion in 2019
Health spending up 14.3% between 2016 and 2019
Geographic trends emerge for private equity firms acquiring physician offices
Consolidation, “reduced physician competition,” could lead to price increases for patients.
Dividend investing: a proven strategy for all seasons
How to earn money ‘while you sleep’.
Physician practices and hospitals see six consecutive months of negative margins
Increase in patient volume and revenue not enough to outweigh the growing cost of care
Providing perspective on the bear market
Fed raises interest rates 0.75% for second straight month
The move was expected as the central bank continues to try to rein in inflation
Study: Payer-specific factors drive regional health care spending
Variances in regional health care spending are not limited to either private or public payers
Amazon acquires membership-based primary care company One Medical for $3.9 billion
Move puts Amazon squarely in the primary care space with locations in 16 major metro areas with more on the way
Fewer denials as volume increases for hospitals
Report shows positive changes, but plenty of room for improvement to reduce the number of denials
Primary care physicians in demand, but salaries lag behind those of specialists
Study outlines trends in recruiting incentives, market conditions.
Mega deals drive historic high $19.2 billion in health care mergers
Fewer deals, but big money dominates
Informing your perspective on the bear market
No matter what your age or risk tolerance, investing is a lot easier and likely more successful if your perspective is informed by market history.
Inflation increases more than expected
Consumer Price Index up 9.1% in June
Building bond ladders to ease investor angst
Many investors are chagrined to learn that bonds, once a paragon of stability, are no longer an automatic solution for wealth preservation.
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