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FORECASTS: Hospital financial outlook through 2016

Trends and forecasts for not-for-profit hospitals through 2016 are provided in this short analysis from Moody’s Investors Service.  Among the predictions:

  • Growth in operating cash flow is expected to be weak in 2015 — somewhere in the range of (-)0.5 percent to 1.5 percent.
  • Operating margins will weaken in 2015
  • Hospitals will have a more difficult time finding ways to cut expenses
  • Larger hospitals will continue to do better than small hospitals

Source: Cash flow settling into low level of growth amid negative outlook: 2015 outlook, U.S. not-for-profit healthcare. (2014, Dec. 2). Moody’s Investors Service. Click here for access to this article: http://strategichealthcare.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/120214-Moodys-2015-outlook.pdf  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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