To say the healthcare industry experienced a dynamic 2015 is putting it mildly. Mergers and acquisitions abounded. Value-based reimbursement picked up steam. Healthcare consumerism grew. And those examples barely scratch the surface when it comes to how the healthcare landscape has changed in the past 12 months. Such steady disruption increased the pressure on hospital finance to align with reform. Now that the year is winding down, let’s take a look at five healthcare changes that will have a lasting impact in 2016.
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