Spurred by how unprepared the American healthcare system was for a pandemic, the current COVID-19 emergency may present the conditions necessary to commence a healthcare delivery model paradigm shift. In response to the public health emergency, the federal government, which has a record of reducing regulatory “ burdens ” under the Trump Administration, has taken aggressive actions to create regulatory flexibilities for healthcare providers and suppliers. At least some of the various actions taken to reduce provider burden as they treat COVID-19 patients are likely to stay intact following the end of this pandemic, potentially revising the fundamental tenets of U.S. healthcare delivery. (Read more...)

The COVID-19 global pandemic has brought a time of grave uncertainty for U.S. healthcare and the greater economy. While the focus of healthcare providers is, appropriately, on the access and delivery of care to those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, there are many providers who will require financial resources to persevere during a time when all sectors of the U.S economy are being significantly impacted. The federal government has announced a myriad of programs in the form of grants and loans to reimburse hospitals and physicians for some expenses and loss of revenue. (Read more...)  

On February 21, 2020, professional services firm Deloitte published a report analyzing the financial data of Medicare-certified hospitals between 2011 and 2018. During this timeframe, hospital outpatient revenue grew at a compounded annual rate of 9%, to 48% of total hospital revenue, while inpatient care saw its revenue grow at a compounded rate of 6%. These numbers seem to correlate with the rise in utilization of non-traditional sites of service such as ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), urgent care clinics, primary care clinics, retail clinics, and telehealth. (Read more...)  

As noted in the first installment of this five-part series, senior healthcare options have dramatically expanded in the past decade, and seniors have more healthcare service choices than ever before to meet varied care needs and income levels. These myriad available options, each of which are discussed further below, also have differing reimbursement levels and coverage from Medicare, Medicaid, and/or commercial insurance, or, in some cases, no coverage at all; many long-term care options are paid for solely by the senior. (Read more...)  
An article authored by HCC President,  Todd Zigrang , and HCC Vice President and General Counsel,  Jessica Bailey-Wheaton , was featured in the April/May 2020 issue of St. Louis Metropolitan Medicine , published by the  St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society . Read the article entitled, "Medicare Alternative Payment Models: What Choices Are Available to Physicians?"

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Advanced Distance Education to Launch in 2020

The  Institute for Healthcare Valuation  (IHV) &  Consultants' Training Institute  (CTI) are pleased to announce premier healthcare valuation training through a distance education program, the Certificate of Educational Achievement (CEA) for Advanced Education in Healthcare Valuation. The program will launch in 2020 and will bridge the interdisciplinary nature of healthcare valuation to include: the Four Pillars of Healthcare (regulatory, reimbursement, competition, and technology); the market forces shaping the U.S. healthcare industry; and the valuation of healthcare enterprises, assets, and services. Legal professionals and healthcare providers, as well as those wishing to expand their scope of activities in healthcare valuation engagements and those seeking to enhance their current healthcare valuation service lines, will gain comprehensive knowledge through completing the expansive program. The program has been developed and is being presented by industry thought leader Health Capital Consultants , alongside a blockbuster faculty of healthcare subject matter experts from the legal, federal regulatory, and valuation professions.

HCC President, Todd Zigrang , and Vice President and General Counsel, Jessica Bailey-Wheaton , were recently interviewed by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) , where they discussed the development of the distance education program along with the topics that will be covered. Click HERE to watch the entire interview.