PNC Healthcare Matters

Spring 2019 Issue

 

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A Note From Brian Kelly, Head of PNC Healthcare

As we welcome spring, I hope that you’ll find that this edition of PNC Healthcare Matters offers fresh and actionable ideas around the issues you’re facing. The healthcare environment continues to evolve as “consumerism” and technological advances are taking shape and a sea of regulatory uncertainty and the operational challenges associated with a changing business model continue to be front-and-center.

Speaking of evolution, we have launched an all-new pnc.com/healthcare website that is designed to make it easier for you to understand and interact with us at PNC Healthcare. I hope you will bookmark it and check back frequently to stay abreast of the latest developments.

In this edition, we will explore the new push for price transparency, addressing pension risk mitigation, understanding how to manage interest rate fluctuations, and the creation of an inclusive blockchain network that can benefit the healthcare ecosystem.

At PNC Healthcare we strive to help you navigate successfully through current industry challenges and opportunities. We sincerely appreciate our relationship with you and we hope you find these articles informative and timely. We also welcome any feedback you have or any suggestions for topics of interest for future editions. Please feel free to reach out to your PNC Relationship Manager or me directly at brian.r.kelly@pnc.com.

 

Healthcare Transparency: A Trickle Could Become a River

Many agree that price transparency is imperative. Over the next few years, we could see a restructuring of incentives, updating of pricing structures and even changes in recommended therapies to support the drive for value and higher quality results.

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Addressing Pension Risk Mitigation: Strategies For 2019

Given recent changes to the interest rate outlook, is your organization reconsidering its approach to funding pension obligations? It may be better to review liabilities and have a long-term plan in place for whatever course of action you choose to take. Here are three strategies that can help improve outcomes.

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Is This Time Different? 3 Takeaways From the Volatility in the Current Interest Rate Market

Following a 10- year consensus that interest rates will rise, now the broader market cannot coalesce around a prediction. Here’s help in understanding how rate fluctuations affect your balance sheet, how to manage through the rate cycle, and how to prepare to take advantage of market opportunities.

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Collaboration to Establish Blockchain-based Ecosystem for the Healthcare Industry

Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank and IBM have announced a new collaboration to design and create a network using blockchain technology to improve transparency and interoperability in the healthcare industry.

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