Poor stock performance: Debt-ceiling talks stir reimbursement uncertainty

Galloro, Vince
November 2011
Modern Healthcare;11/7/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 45, p14
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The article looks at the poor performance of hospital stocks due to uncertainties in government reimbursements and the debt-ceiling talks. According to HCA and Tenet Healthcare Corp., their July 2011 volumes have been for lower-acuity patients bringing in lower revenues. It also notes the decline in supplies cost management, Medicare fee-for-service business and increase in lower-margin Medicaid patients.


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