Aug. 5: Fresh off the announcement that it’s spinning off its revenue cycle subsidiary, Tenet Healthcare Corp. will release its quarterly earnings. Zacks Investment Research is predicting that revenue will be down 0.5% from the same period in 2018, coming in at $4.48 billion. Analysts will surely want to know more about the plan to break Conifer Health Solutions off on its own. Fellow Tennessee-based hospital company Community Health Systems also delivers its results. Similarly, Zacks expects a drop in revenue, although much more sizable—10.1% from the same time last year.
Aug. 6: More earnings with AMN Healthcare and Quorum Health releasing results.
Aug. 8: And even more earnings as Allscripts, Cardinal Health and Navigant Consulting offer up their quarterly numbers.
Aug. 8: The Veterans Affairs Department wants to know what kind of information and documentation it should require from private-sector providers in order to submit a “clean claim.” Comments must be in before the end of the day.
Aug. 9: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2020 is slated to conduct the Prevalence Survey of Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Use in U.S. Acute Care Hospitals. The goal, as the title suggests, is to assess the number and types of HAIs in hospitals and use of antimicrobial drugs. The agency is seeking input on the survey, whether it is necessary, the burden on providers to fill it out, and more. Comments are due by the end of the day.