PNC Healthcare Matters

Fall 2018 Issue



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A Note From Brian Kelly, Head of PNC Healthcare

Welcome to the Fall 2018 edition of PNC Healthcare Matters, PNC’s national publication covering key healthcare topics that are relevant in a time of rapid industry transformation.

In this edition, we are pleased to include an article from Ipsita Smolinski, a national healthcare policy expert with Capitol Street in Washington, D.C., who has been featured in many leading national news forums for her insight on emerging legislative and industry issues facing companies across the provider, payer, and life sciences sectors. This edition also features an update on how public capital markets have developed this year post-tax reform.

In addition, you will see a timely update from a recent research study commissioned by PNC Healthcare on how payers are driving change in healthcare delivery and outcomes.

At PNC Healthcare we strive to help you navigate successfully through current industry challenges and opportunities. We remain steadfast in focusing on delivering the right solutions, at the right place at the right time - the “Triple Aim” of financial services in healthcare! We sincerely appreciate our relationship with you, and we hope you find these articles informative and timely. We also welcome any feedback you have as well as any suggestions for topics of interest for future editions, please feel free to reach out to your PNC Relationship Manager or me directly at anytime.


ACA is Alive and Breathing

Despite worries about an impending “death spiral” the ACA’s health insurance exchanges have survived. Five years in, participating insurers are generally profitable, rates are stabilizing and “bare counties” – those with zero insurers – are practically non-existent. Learn about the potential scenarios going forward.
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PNC’s Healthcare Capital Markets Update

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 took effect, banks have begun exercising the protective provisions triggered by the drop in the corporate tax rate. As a result, borrowers have seen rising interest costs associated with bank direct purchase loans and are seeking lower-cost alternatives.
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Eight Healthcare Trends

Healthcare systems are faced with an ever changing landscape of investment, operational, and regulatory challenges. Explore eight themes, challenges, and opportunities you can act on to help position your healthcare system well for the future.

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Survival of the Fittest: Payers Reimagined

Detailed research finds that payers are betting on the future: taking advantage of their relationships and strength in analytics, with the hope of improving outcomes, reducing costs and ultimately, being at the center of the eventual solution. View the results of our quantitative study of payer executives, supplemented by insights and verbatim comments from the qualitative research.

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