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December 2022 Special Data Requests Update

December 20, 2022 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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Hospital Performance Report – October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021 Data – News Release

Contact: Heather Nairn PHC4 Annual Report on Hospital Performance Shows Improvement in Readmission Rates but Increasing Mortality Rates. Harrisburg, PA – December 15, 2022 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in 30-day readmission rates, as seen in previous performance reports. However, contrary to previous trends, the new report also shows […]

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COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Report (April 2022 – June 2022) – News Release

Contact: Heather Nairn 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Releases Second Quarter 2022 Report on the Effect of the COVID-19 Disaster Emergency on Hospitals and Health Care Facilities in the Commonwealth Harrisburg, PA – November 29, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has issued this report to provide data on the effect of the […]

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Financial Analysis 2021 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Heather Nairn 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS EXPERIENCED MIXED FINANCIAL MARGINS IN 2021 Harrisburg, PA – November 16, 2022 – Statewide operating and total margins experienced by Pennsylvania non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2021 (FY21) were mixed according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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Common Procedures Report – News Release

Contact: Heather Nairn 717-232-6787 or NEW PHC4 REPORT SHOWS HOSPITAL-SPECIFIC RESULTS FOR COMMON PROCEDURES Harrisburg, PA – October 26, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new report today about the performance of Pennsylvania hospitals for three common procedures. Reported are hospital ratings for outcomes such as complications and extended […]

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Financial Analysis 2021 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES STATE’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2021 Harrisburg, PA – October 13, 2022 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that the average total margin for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) increased 1.61 percentage points, from 23.36% in fiscal year (FY) […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose, 2016 to 2021 – News Release

Contact: Barry Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Releases New Report on Opioid Overdose Hospitalization Trends Harrisburg, PA – October 6, 2022 – PHC4 released today a new research brief about trends in hospitalizations for opioid overdose in Pennsylvania. The report looks at the six-year period from 2016 through 2021 and includes details about differences in overdose […]

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Cardiac Procedures Report – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or NEW PHC4 REPORT SHOWS HOSPITAL-SPECIFIC RESULTS FOR CARDIAC PROCEDURES Harrisburg, PA – September 21, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new report today about the performance of Pennsylvania hospitals for four types of cardiac procedures. Reported are hospital ratings for in-hospital mortality, 7-, […]

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COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania – News Release

Contact: Barry Buckingham – 717-232-6787 PHC4 Releases New COVID-19 Hospitalization Data and Mortality Findings Harrisburg, PA – August 4, 2022 – PHC4 has released COVID-19 hospitalization data for the twenty-one-month period March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021. During those months, there were 174,780 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania hospitals. The number of monthly COVID-19 hospitalizations […]

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August 2022 Special Data Requests Update

August 1, 2022 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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