Red Flags or Solid Strategies: Inside the Mind of Bond Rating Agencies


We know that bond ratings are a critical marker of an organization’s success. Given the erratic changes in the health care field, what are some of the key factors that rating agencies consider when evaluating your organization? Is it about partnerships, covered lives, revenue, scale? How do rating agencies evaluate your organization’s strategic direction and how may that impact bond ratings? What key aspects of the strategy will be important to emphasize?


  • Ken Gacka, Senior Director and Analytical Manager – Healthcare Ratings, S&P Global

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