- Adeptus Health will not file its 2016 financials on time, Axios reported.
- The freestanding ER company is expected to take a net loss for 2016.
- Axios' Bob Herman reports there is "'substantial doubt' Adeptus will exist without securing more long-term funding."
As healthcare services start to see lopsided supply versus demand, the changing dynamics could have adverse consequences for some companies.
Alternative settings, such as retail clinics and urgent care clinics, are giving patients the ability to receive low acuity care at a lower cost. Such efforts help to get patients out of the ER for primary care purposes, though some evidence suggest retail clinics aren't a substitute for EDs.
In addition, telehealth services like TelaDoc and Doctor on Demand are creating an excess of healthcare delivery supply which are more upstream in terms of where care is delivered. Thus, it seems natural as the industry shifts to more preventative services and value-based care that businesses focusing on downstream, emergent care delivery may not scale as well in trying to become a post-FFS healthcare industry.
There certainly is a need for such services that Adeptus provides but the care can be costly and perhaps as the business adapts to the changing environment, it too can adapt to fit the mold the industry is shifting to.