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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NEW STATE REPORT – ONE IN 37 HOSPITALIZATIONS RELATED TO OPIOIDS Harrisburg, PA – October 16, 2018 – In 2017, 1 in 37 hospital admissions were opioid-related according to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4)—part of a series of briefs produced by […]

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Financial Analysis 2017 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES STATE’S AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2017 Harrisburg, PA – October 11, 2018 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that total margin for Pennsylvania’s ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) for fiscal year 2017 (FY17) have slightly decreased 0.31 percentage points from […]

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Breast Cancer Surgery in Pennsylvania – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES BREAST CANCER SURGERY RATES IN CONJUNCTION WITH NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH Harrisburg, PA – October 2, 2018 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), there were 11,717 breast cancer surgeries performed in Pennsylvania in 2017—a number that […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – Population Differences – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or HOSPITAL ADMISSION RATES FOR HEROIN OVERDOSES INCREASE MOST FOR OLDER PENNSYLVANIANS (AGE 55 AND OLDER), HISPANICS AND THOSE WITH LOWER INCOMES Harrisburg, PA – September 12, 2018 – The hospitalization rate for Pennsylvanians age 55 and older admitted for a heroin overdose increased 35.8%, between 2016 and 2017. Hispanic residents […]

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Cost of Care for Pennsylvania-s Heart Failure Patients – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or Pennsylvania Heart Failure Patients – $1 Billion a Year and Counting Harrisburg, PA – August 7, 2018 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), Medicare pays almost $1 billion ($920 million) to cover annual healthcare costs for heart failure patients […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 to 2017 – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 FINDINGS SHOW DECREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS FOR OVERDOSE OF PAIN MEDICATION; INCREASES FOR OVERDOSE OF HEROIN Harrisburg, PA – June 13, 2018 – The number of hospital admissions for overdose of pain medication decreased 2.2% between 2016 and 2017. There was an overall increase of 12.7% in the number […]

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Financial Analysis 2017 – Volume One – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES 2017 HOSPITAL FINANCIAL REPORT – UNCOMPENSATED CARE LEVELS DECREASED 9.8% Harrisburg, PA – May 8, 2018 – The foregone dollar value for Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals’ uncompensated care has decreased in fiscal year 2017 (FY17) from $844 million in FY16 to $761 million in FY17. The statewide […]

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PHC4 Releases New Reporting Tool to Help Cancer Surgery Patients

HARRISBURG—The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released today a new resource to help cancer patients and their families make decisions about cancer surgical care in Pennsylvania. The new reporting tool shows the number of cancer-related surgeries performed at Pennsylvania hospitals in Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). Hospital surgical […]

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Hospitalizations for Newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or Drug Withdrawal in Newborns Increases More Than 1,000%. Harrisburg, PA – March 28, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new research brief today showing that the rate of newborns suffering from drug withdrawal increased more than 1,000% between FYs 2000-2001 and FYs 2016-2017. Referred […]

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Clostridium difficile Infections – Hospital Admissions in PA – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or HIGHER COSTS AND WORSE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED WITH CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE INFECTIONS Harrisburg, PA – March 1, 2018 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) released a new research brief today on Clostridium difficile infections—a common infection, often referred to as C. diff or CDI, that can cause […]

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