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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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COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Report (January 2022 – March 2022) – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 releases first quarter 2022 report on the effect of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on hospitals and health care facilities in the Commonwealth Harrisburg, PA – July 27, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has issued this report to provide data on the effect of […]

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Financial Analysis 2021 – Volume One – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL MARGINS EXPERIENCE AN INCREASE IN FISCAL YEAR 2021, ACCORDING TO A NEW PHC4 HOSPITAL FINANCIAL REPORT Harrisburg, PA – June 9, 2022 – The statewide total margin realized by the hospitals in Pennsylvania increased by 7.84 percentage points, from 3.93% in fiscal year 2020 (FY20) to 11.77% […]

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PHC4 Releases New Data to Help Cancer Surgery Patients 2022

HARRISBURG—May 26, 2022—The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released today new data to help cancer patients and their families make decisions about cancer surgical care in Pennsylvania. The new results show the number of cancer-related surgeries performed at Pennsylvania hospitals in Fiscal Year 2021 (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021). Hospital surgical […]

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COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Report (October 2021 – December 2021) – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 releases fourth quarter 2021 report on the effect of the COVID-19 disaster emergency on hospitals and health care facilities in the Commonwealth Harrisburg, PA – April 21, 2022 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has issued this report to provide data on the effect of […]

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April 2022 Special Data Requests Update

April 13, 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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COVID-19 Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania – March 2020 to June 2021 – News Release

Contact: Barry Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Releases New COVID-19 Hospitalization Data and Mortality Findings Harrisburg, PA – March 3, 2022 – PHC4 has released COVID-19 hospitalization data for the sixteen-month period March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. During those months, there were 120,329 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania hospitals. Pennsylvania residents were hospitalized at a […]

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January 2022 Special Data Requests Update

January 19, 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 – 2020 Data – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or PHC4 ANNUAL REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE CONTINUES TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES. Harrisburg, PA – DECEMBER 16, 2021 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in in-hospital mortality and readmission rates—a trend that mirrors previous performance reports. Released today by the Pennsylvania […]

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Financial Analysis 2020 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Barry D. Buckingham 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS EXPERIENCED MIXED FINANCIAL MARGINS IN 2020 Harrisburg, PA – December 9, 2021 – Statewide operating and total margins experienced by Pennsylvania non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2020 (FY20) were mixed according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care […]

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