Reform Expected To Produce Short-Term Hospital Gains
While the health reform law will benefit not-for-profit hospitals in the short-term, provisions taking effect in later years will diminish revenue and affect such facilities' credit, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service. Provisions to expand health insurance coverage will reduce not-for-profit hospitals' charity care costs, but changes in reimbursement will negatively affect the facilities over the long-term. Reuters.
- "U.S. Reforms To Hurt Non-Profit Hospitals" (Ryan, Reuters, 4/14).