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What physicians need to know about exchange-traded funds
The rapid growth of ETFs makes more tightly focused strategies accessible to individual investors, especially those bewildered by the often daunting task of picking stocks.
Expenses continue to rise for physicians and hospitals
Rising expenses continue squeezing physicians and hospitals as they try to rebound from the latest COVID-19 surge.
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Supply chain issues creating challenges for healthcare
Nearly all respondents to a Kaufman Hall survey have experienced challenges in supply procurement.
How the health care data supply chain can help Medicaid
Medicaid programs can become more data-driven in their decision-making to drive better performance and more equity in value-based agreements.
Walgreens invests $5.2 billion in VillageMD to provide primary care in-store
The investment will boost the number of VillageMD locations to 600 by 2025 and to 1,000 by 2027.
Consumer Price Index rises, medical care index static in September
Indexes for prescription drugs and hospital services saw slight rises, but they were offset by a dip in physician services.
Current health care system cannot survive aging population
The anticipated rise in healthcare costs due to the aging population is simply not sustainable.
Monthly jobs report shows healthcare hiring stagnating
There wasn’t much change in healthcare hiring in September.
Cancer care costs U.S. $156.2 billion – mostly in drug expenses
Medication is the biggest expense for breast, lung, lymphoma, and colorectal cancers
Study: Hospital mergers decreasing, revenue still high
The third quarter saw a decrease in mergers and acquisitions, but the deals that did happen were among organizations with high revenues.
Study: Millennial nurses most likely to quit, many plan to leave organizations
The results could mean trouble for practices already struggling with staffing due to the pandemic.
Delta variant hit hospitals hard
Margins in August still low along with many volume metrics
Pandemic expected to push hospital losses throughout 2021
Kaufman Hall believe hospitals across the country will lose about $54 billion in net incomes.
Federal Reserve: No rate hike…yet
Economic outlook for the year cut as inflation increases.
Inflation explained: 5 ways it impacts your wallet and the economy
What impact does inflation have on consumers and the economy?
Unvaccinated COVID-19 hospitalizations have cost billions of dollars
Taxpayers ultimately picking up the tab for those refusing the jab
The best (and worst) places for doctors to retire
A new survey ranks cities according to factors important to retirees.
Faster innovation and more disruption will speed growth
Companies short on innovation won’t be able to adapt to changing markets and thus are imperiled.
HHS: $25.5 billion available in COVID-19 provider funding
The funds are available for practices impacted by the pandemic.
Investing in tech: Outside-the-box ways to earn off the digital revolution
Market outlooks aplenty make optimistic predictions about the near-term future of autonomous vehicles, but should you invest in them?
Inflation survival guide: Forecasts and investment advice for physicians
How concerned should investors be about inflation?
Hospital hiring, benefits accelerating as pandemic financial stress winds down
As demand surges, hospitals have boosted hiring in contrast to the pandemic furloughs and layoffs.
Physician compensation sees slight rise, productivity falls in 2020
The minor rise in compensation was accompanied by a decrease in productivity.
MGMA comes out against insurer charged EFT fees
The organization is asking CMS to prohibit the charges being passed to practices.
July inflation increased 0.5 percent
The rise in inflation has slowed from June’s 0.9 percent increase.
Investing intelligence: Tech companies with industrial clothing
Investing in such companies can be a lower-risk way to position for returns driven broadly by the ongoing digital revolution.
Report: Primary care recruitment frenzy settling down
Family physicians are no longer the most sought out healthcare providers to be recruited after a 14-year run at the top.
Jobs report shows healthcare hiring increasing
The new hires offset a loss in some areas of care, but the industry as a whole is still down.
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