Modern Healthcare Staff
Alex Kacik is the hospital operations reporter for Modern Healthcare in Chicago. Aside from hospital operations, he covers supply chain, legal and finance. Before joining Modern Healthcare in 2017, Kacik covered various business beats for seven years in the Santa Barbara, California region. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Operating cash flow will grow 2% to 3% in 2020, driven by the highest Medicare reimbursement rate increases in around a decade. As a result, Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook for not-for-profit hospitals from negative to stable.