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Financial Analysis 2018 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES STATE’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2018 Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2019 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that the average total margin for Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) decreased 1.03 percentage points, from 25.11% in fiscal year (FY) 2017 […]

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Hospital Stays for Mental Disorders – 2018 – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS SPENT OVER ONE MILLION DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS IN 2018: NEW PHC4 RESEARCH BRIEF RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK Harrisburg, PA – October 9, 2019 – According to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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Cancer Hospitalizations for Pennsylvania Children – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES CHILDHOOD CANCER HOSPITALIZATION FIGURES IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Harrisburg, PA – September 25, 2019 – According to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 8,827 hospital admissions for Pennsylvania children with a cancer diagnosis during […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose: Three-Year Review – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or RECENT FINDINGS FROM PHC4 SHOW DECREASE IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR OPIOID OVERDOSE Harrisburg, PA – September 18, 2019 – According to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 833 fewer hospital admissions for opioid overdose in 2018 than in 2017—a […]

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Common Procedures Report – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin717-232-6787 or NEW PHC4 REPORT SHOWS HOSPITAL-SPECIFIC RESULTS, INCLUDING COMPLICATION RATINGS, FOR COMMON PROCEDURES Harrisburg, PA – August 7, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new report today on four common procedures that includes hospital-specific ratings for outcomes such as in-hospital mortality, complications, and extended postoperative length […]

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PHC4 Releases New Data to Help Cancer Surgery Patients 2019

HARRISBURG—May 23, 2019—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 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). Hospital surgical […]

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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Contact: Joe Martin – 717-232-6787 New PHC4 Report Shows Hospital Results for Pediatric Heart Surgery Harrisburg, PA – June 12, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery that shows results for the five children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware. The […]

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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 NEW PHC4 REPORT SHOWS HOSPITAL RESULTS FOR PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY Harrisburg, PA – June 12, 2019 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) has released a report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery that shows results for the five children’s hospitals in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware. The report […]

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Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – 2018 – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or RECENT DATA SUGGESTS DRUG WITHDRAWAL IN NEWBORNS MAY BE LEVELING OFF Harrisburg, PA – June 4, 2019 – The rate of newborns suffering from drug withdrawal remained relatively stable since 2016—after steady increases since 2000-2001—according to a new report from The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4). “While the […]

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Financial Analysis 2018 – Volume One – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES 2018 HOSPITAL FINANCIAL REPORT – UNCOMPENSATED CARE LEVELS DECREASED 2.0% Harrisburg, PA – May 14, 2019 – The foregone dollar value for Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals’ uncompensated care has decreased in fiscal year 2018 (FY18) from $766 million in FY17 to $750 million in FY18. “The statewide […]

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