Three Steps to Help Hospitals

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Three Steps to Help Rural Hospitals Overcome Financial Distress

An array of issues – from increasing charity care, bad debt and declining reimbursement rates to negative profit margins – create financial distress for rural hospitals. Despite today’s challenging operating environment, many rural hospitals across the country are using a practical approach to grow revenues and control costs.

Step 1: AWARENESS

Know the signs and symptoms of declining financial health

How does a hospital reach the point of “no return” where closure becomes inevitable? Were there warning signs along the way? Were they missed? Would the outcome have been...


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