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Hospital Performance Report – 2019 Data – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 ANNUAL REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE CONTINUES TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES. Harrisburg, PA – DECEMBER 1, 2020 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in hospital mortality and readmission rates—a trend that mirrors previous performance reports. Released today by the Pennsylvania Health […]

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Three-Year Trends in Hospitalizations Related to Substance Use – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Releases Three-Year Trends in Hospitalizations Related to Substance Use Harrisburg, PA – October 26, 2020 – PHC4 has updated its data on opioid-related hospitalizations and has extended the analyses to include alcohol, cocaine and amphetamines. Maternal stays with opioid use and newborn stays with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) are […]

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Financial Analysis 2019 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES STATE’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2019 Harrisburg, PA – October 21, 2020 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that the average total margin for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) decreased 0.07 percentage points, from 25.11% in fiscal year (FY) 2018 […]

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Mechanical Ventilation in PA Hospitals-Pre-COVID-19

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 Releases Research Brief on the use of Mechanical Ventilation in Pennsylvania Hospitals Pre-COVID-19—Important Baseline Information in Understanding COVID-19 Hospitalizations Harrisburg, PA – August 12, 2020 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 46,257 hospitalizations involving mechanical ventilation […]

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PHC4 Releases New Data to Help Cancer Surgery Patients 2020

HARRISBURG—June 24, 2020—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 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019). Hospital surgical […]

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Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or New PHC4 Hospitalization Figures Emphasize the Importance of Primary and Preventive Care—Especially During a Pandemic Harrisburg, PA – June 16, 2020 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), approximately 1 in 9 hospitalizations (11.7%) were considered potentially preventable in FY […]

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Financial Analysis 2019 – Volume One, PA General Acute Care Hospitals – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or UNCOMPENSATED CARE PROVIDED BY PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITALS INCREASED 9.3% IN FISCAL YEAR 2019, ACCORDING TO A NEW PHC4 HOSPITAL FINANCIAL REPORT – FIRST INCREASE IN FIVE YEARS Harrisburg, PA – April 15, 2020 – For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals’ uncompensated care (combination of […]

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Overdose and Substance Use Disorder among Pennsylvania Residents Age 65 and Older: Hospital Admissions and Emergency Department Visits – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIANS, ALCOHOL IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF SUBSTANCE-RELATED HOSPITALIZATIONS AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS Harrisburg, PA – November 20, 2019 – According to a new financial brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 7,833 hospitalizations and emergency department visits specifically for substance […]

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Financial Analysis 2018 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS EXPERIENCED MIXED FINANCIAL MARGINS IN 2018 Harrisburg, PA – November 13, 2019 – Statewide operating and total margins experienced by Pennsylvania non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2018 (FY18) were mixed according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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Hospital Performance Report – 2018 Data – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 ANNUAL REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE CONTINUES TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT IN MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES. Harrisburg, PA – November 7, 2019 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in hospital mortality and readmission rates—a trend that mirrors previous performance reports. Released today by the Pennsylvania Health […]

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