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Today’s Trends in Capital Financing

By: Gerry A. Means and Marcelo L. Olarte (HFM May 2013) Introduction: Funding for capital projects is readily available to health systems of all sizes in 2013, but providers should conduct risk analyses before moving forward. The year 2012 saw not-for-profit health systems continuing to review their capital structures and find ways to finance needed…

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Tax-Exempt Bank Loans Still an Option

By: Grant Ostlund and John E. Cheney (HFM July 2011) Introduction:  Over the past two calendar years, commercial banks have been a significant source of tax-exempt financing for healthcare organizations. Driven by an expanded definition of “bank-qualified debt” provided in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, commercial banks issued approximately $70 billion of…