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Hospital margins positive, if not always sufficient, finds Kaufman Hall flash report

Overall, hospital margin performance remained positive during the month of May, according to a new flash report released by Kaufman Hall. Operating margins were up 179 basis points compared to April, and 91 bps compared to the same month in 2018. The positive performance is being driven largely by solid expense management during a period… Read More »

Harvard scientist finds microbial contaminants in e-cigs

Popular electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) products sold in the U.S. were contaminated with bacterial and fungal toxins, according to new research from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study, which examined 75 popular e-cigarette products — both single-use cartridges and refillable e-liquids — found that 27 percent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent… Read More »

Profitability holds steady as revenues and expenses converge, Moody’s finds

Public and nonprofit hospitals alike are showing that their profitability margins are holding fairly steady, signaling an era of relative stability, found the latest report from Moody’s Investors Service. In fact, the rate of revenue growth in 2018 eked ahead of expenses for the first time since 2015, driven primarily by mergers and acquisitions activity,… Read More »