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Preparing for generations of Medicare growth

by Gist Healthcare, Sep 24, 2021

The healthcare industry is now at the peak of the long-awaited transition of the Baby Boom generation into Medicare. The “greying” of the Boomers will…

Preparing for generations of Medicare growth

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Understanding the mechanics of the 340B drug pricing program

The 340B Drug Pricing Program, designed to increase access to specialty pharmaceuticals for low-income patients, is a perennial area of concern for health policy. The program has grown exponentially since its inception almost…

Outpatient surgery tops ten-year growth forecast

Over the last year and a half, the pandemic has driven significant short-term shakeups in volume—but we’re watching to understand whether care patterns will shift permanently. In the graphic below,…

The growing burden of mental health on emergency departments

The stress, disruption, isolation, and lives lost during the pandemic have exacerbated longstanding challenges in access to mental healthcare. In the graphic below, we highlight how COVID has impacted the…

The investor landgrab for physician practices

As consolidation among physician practices continues apace, investor-driven acquisitions have been heating up. According to a recent USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy report, private equity (PE) deals have dominated the…

An unsettling start to the school year

As a long hoped-for sign of the “return to normal”, most children went back to in-person learning this fall. And with the patchwork of COVID safety protocols and masking policies across school…

Preparing for generations of Medicare growth

The healthcare industry is now at the peak of the long-awaited transition of the Baby Boom generation into Medicare. The “greying” of the Boomers will continue to bring a rapid…

A bidding war for critical nursing talent

As the pandemic rages on, hospitals across the country are experiencing significant labor shortages for critical clinical roles. In the graphic below, we highlight the shortage of nursing talent, perhaps the most…

Shortage of healthcare workers amid high demand for jobs

The US now has more job openings than any time in history—and the mismatch in workforce supply and demand in the broader economy is even more acute in the healthcare sector. While…

A Delta-driven decline in consumer confidence

After a calmer start to the summer, the Delta variant is eroding consumer confidence as COVID-19 surges across many parts of the US once again. Using the latest data from…

Healthcare hacking on the rise

From the largest global meat producer to a major gas pipeline company, cyberattacks have been on the rise everywhere—and with copious amounts of valuable patient data, healthcare organizations have become…