Financial Analysis 2012 - Volume Three - News Release

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Harrisburg, PA - December 12, 2013 - All non-general acute care health facilities in Pennsylvania providing rehabilitation, psychiatric, long-term acute care and specialty services had positive operating margins during 2012, according to a report issued Dec. 12 by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4).

A measure of profitability, operating margin indicates how much of each dollar reimbursed is left after operating expenses are considered. Operating margins matter because they measure efficiency of a healthcare provider’s operation.

PHC4’s report on non-general acute care health care facilities in the state is the third in its three-part Financial Analysis series. Volume One, released in May, reported on the financial health of general acute care hospitals. Volume Two, released in November, focused on ambulatory surgery centers.

Operating margins were:

“Pennsylvania’s non-general acute care hospitals play a vital role in the commonwealth’s health care system and it is important both to health care and the state’s economy that they remain viable,” said Joe Martin, executive director of PHC4.

Other report highlights:

PHC4 is an independent state agency charged with collecting, analyzing and reporting information that can be used to improve the quality and restrain the cost of health care in Pennsylvania. Copies of Financial Analysis 2012, Volumes One, Two and Three, are free and available from PHC4’s website at