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Cardiac Surgery Report (January 2014 – March 2016 Data) – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 NEW PHC4 REPORT ON CARDIAC SURGERY SHOWS LOWER MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES Harrisburg, PA – January 31, 2017 – Statewide mortality and readmission rates for patients undergoing cardiac surgery continue to decline according to a performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals and cardiac surgeons released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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Financial Analysis 2015 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS REPORT MIXED MARGINS Harrisburg, PA – November 15, 2016 – Statewide average total margins experienced by non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2015 (FY15) ranged from 5.87% at psychiatric hospitals to 11.68% at rehabilitation hospitals, according to a report released today by the Pennsylvania […]

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Financial Analysis 2015 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES NEW FINANCIAL NUMBERS FOR PA’s AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS Harrisburg, PA – October 26, 2016 – The latest financial figures reported by PA’s Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) dipped slightly with the average total margin among ASCs decreasing slightly to 25.40% (from 25.65%) over the previous year. The average operating […]

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Hospital Performance Report – 2015 Data – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin717-232-6787 or NEW PHC4 REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE SHOWS LOWER MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES Harrisburg, PA – October 19, 2016 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in hospital mortality and readmission rates. Released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the report, known as the […]

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PHC4 Research Brief – Neonatal and Maternal Hospitalizations Related to Substance Use – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Data Shows Large Increases in Neonatal and Maternal Hospitalizations Related to Substance Use. Harrisburg, PA – September 27, 2016 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a new research brief on neonatal and maternal hospitalizations related to substance use. Examining hospital discharges between 2000 and […]

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Spinal Fusions in Pennsylvania – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 SPINAL FUSION PROCEDURES UP 67%. HOSPITAL-SPECIFIC COMPLICATION AND READMISSION RATES REPORTED. Harrisburg, PA – June 22, 2016 – Spinal fusion procedures performed in Pennsylvania hospitals increased 67.2% between 2004 and 2014 according to a new report released by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). Total payments from government payers […]

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Financial Analysis 2015 – Volume One – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES NEW HOSPITAL FINANCIAL INFORMATION – UNCOMPENSATED CARE DROPS 8.6% Harrisburg, PA – May 26, 2016 – The statewide total margin realized by the General Acute Care (GAC) hospitals in Pennsylvania decreased slightly by 0.01 percentage points, from 5.66% to 5.65%, and the statewide operating margin increased 1.21 percentage […]

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PHC4 Research Brief – Hospitalizations for Overdose of Pain Medication and Heroin – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Data Shows Large Increases in Hospital Admissions for Overdose of Pain Medication and Heroin. Harrisburg, PA – January 26, 2016 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a new research brief on hospitalizations for overdose of pain medication and heroin. Examining hospital discharges between 2000 […]

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