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November 2023 Newsletter

PHC4’s New Website PHC4 launched a new website in a user-friendly way, designed and dedicated for users to have easy access to health care information and health care data. The new consumer-driven platform was released on July 31, 2023 with the goal of reaching a wider consumer base. In addition to the new look, additional […]

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PHC4 Releases New County-Level Utilization Report, providing key data to Pennsylvania Stakeholders

News for Immediate Release November 2, 2023 Harrisburg – PHC4 has released a new County-Level Utilization Report, produced to supply essential data to support evidence-based decision-making and analysis. PHC4 produces a comprehensive set of County-Level Utilization Reports, quarterly, using the most recent available data. This report, which covers data from Quarter 1 of 2023 (January through […]

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PHC4 Severe Maternal Morbidity Presentation Slides

PHC4 is committed to ensuring all Pennsylvanians are informed and supported when engaging in health care. We post this presentation to support stakeholders who value our reporting and look to further understand our data and methodology. The original purpose of this slide deck was to further inform the Philadelphia OB/MCO Leadership Group, at their request, […]

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Outpatient Data Included for the First Time in PHC4’s Common Procedures Report

News for Immediate ReleaseOctober 25, 2023 Harrisburg – PHC4 has released a new Common Procedures Report (CPR), which displays outcome and volume information for common orthopedic procedures performed in Pennsylvania facilities. For the first time, this report includes the total number of outpatient encounters for each procedure. PHC4 believes this report serves as an informative […]

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PHC4 Aims to Empower Communities, Healthcare Providers, and Policymakers Releasing New County-Level Condition-Specific Report

News for Immediate Release October 5, 2023 Harrisburg – PHC4 has released a new County-Level Condition-Specific Report, for calendar year 2022, produced in the pursuit of improving healthcare outcomes and fostering transparency. PHC4 produces a comprehensive set of County-Level Condition-Specific Reports using the most recent available data. These reports shed light on critical healthcare conditions, offering […]

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Financial Analysis 2022 – Volume Two – News Release

News for Immediate Release September 28, 2023 PHC4’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER FINANCE REPORT SHOWS A 7.6% INCREASE IN NET OUTPATIENT REVENUES IN PENNSYLVANIA Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released its annual report on the financial health of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) in the Commonwealth. The Financial Analysis 2022 Volume […]

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Data Shows Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity Rates in PA

August 24, 2023 Data Shows Increase in Severe Maternal Morbidity Rates in PA Harrisburg – PHC4 analysts have found an alarming rise in severe maternal morbidity among patients hospitalized in PA for a delivery from 2016 through 2022. Severe maternal morbidity includes unexpected outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant consequences to a […]

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The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) Launches New Website Aimed at Consumer Engagement

July 31, 2023 Harrisburg – The Council, Executive Director, Barry Buckingham, and the entire Agency of PHC4 is excited to launch a new website with one primary goal in mind, making health care information and data easy for any Pennsylvanian to access and consider. “We are excited to take this step in serving our mission […]

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July 2023 Special Data Requests Update

July 27, 2023 PHC4 collects approximately 5.2 million inpatient and ambulatory/outpatient records combined each year from hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgery centers in Pennsylvania. This data, which includes facility charges and treatment information, is collected on a quarterly basis. Each piece of data is subjected to standard validation processes and verified for accuracy by the hospital […]

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PHC4 Releases New Data to Help Patients with Cardiac Disease

HARRISBURG – July 19, 2023 The Cardiac Procedures Report released by Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) examines the performance of Pennsylvania acute care hospitals for five types of cardiac procedures. Based on adult patients discharged from Pennsylvania’s acute care hospitals from January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021, this report includes results for […]

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