New White Paper Discusses Hospital Capital Spending Pressures, Financing Options

Aug 25, 2015, 09:00 ET from The Alta Group

RENO, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital expenditures continue to pose an increasing challenge for hospital CFOs, especially in light of the mandated transition to value-based care. CHG-MERIDIAN USA Corp. commissioned The Alta Group to prepare a new white paper that explores the pressure points and highlights alternative financing options available to mitigate some of their most crucial concerns.

The white paper – Financial Challenges for Hospital CFOs: Increasing Capital Efficiency while Transitioning to Value-Based Care – discusses the impact of reduced reimbursements and other cost control measures on hospitals, their top priorities for expenditures given the constraints on capital spending, and explores the benefits of flexible alternatives including equipment leasing vs. traditional funding sources.

"Bonds and commercial loans have certain limitations and are not always the best options, especially when used to acquire assets with high obsolescence rates. There are better solutions available from alternative financial services firms that provide a broad array of services and funding structures that go beyond equipment acquisition and management, to improve financial metrics and performance," the white paper advises.

"….CFOs must seriously reconsider the requirement to 'own' certain technologies versus having the right device, at the right place, at the right time acquired via an operating expense model. In the current industry environment where improved financial performance can result in significant financial benefits, a focus on equipment use vs. ownership provides a true competitive advantage," the white paper concludes.

The study for this white paper was initiated by DJ DiMarco and his staff at CHG-MERIDIAN USA Corp. The resulting paper was based on research and editorial input by Daniel G. Morse, an Alta Director with extensive health care financing experience, and Alta Marketing Director Melisa Carter. Alta Managing Director David Wiener was also involved in the engagement, noted Alta CEO John C. Deane.

For a copy of the white paper, please visit (Alta) or (CHG-MERIDIAN)

CHG-MERIDIAN's mission is to help health care providers by providing independent advice regarding the acquisition, financing, management, and disposal of IT and medical technology assets. For information, visit

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SOURCE The Alta Group