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Pennsylvania Hospital Admissions for Diabetes – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or DIABETES HOSPITALIZATION RATES INCREASING AMONG YOUNGER PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS Harrisburg, PA – November 15, 2017 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), younger residents, those under age 45, saw an increase in hospitalization rates for diabetes. Residents in this age group […]

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Financial Analysis 2016 – Volume Three – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or NON-GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS EXPERIENCE MODERATE DECREASES IN 2016 FINANCIAL MARGINS DESPITE 16.8% DECREASE IN UNCOMPENSATED CARE Harrisburg, PA – October 31, 2017 – Statewide operating and total margins experienced by non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during fiscal year 2016 (FY16) decreased, according to a report released today by the […]

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Hospital Performance Report – 2016 Data – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin717-232-6787 or NEW PHC4 REPORT ON HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE SHOWS LOWER MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES Harrisburg, PA – October 25, 2017 – A performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals shows significant statewide decreases in hospital mortality and readmission rates. Released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the annual report, known as […]

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Sepsis Hospitalizations in Pennsylvania – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 FINDS DRAMATIC INCREASES IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS RELATED TO SEPSIS – 89% in last eight years. Harrisburg, PA – October 4, 2017 – According to a research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the number of hospital admissions related to sepsis increased 89% between […]

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Financial Analysis 2016 – Volume Two – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or MARGINS HOLDING STEADY IN 2016 FOR PENNSYLVANIA AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS Harrisburg, PA – September 26, 2017 – New figures released today by the Pennsylvania Healthcare Cost Containment Council (PHC4) show that total margins for Pennsylvania’s ambulatory surgery centers have decreased only 0.16 percentage points from the prior year. The latest […]

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Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose – 2016 – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or 2016 DATA SHOWS HEROIN OVERDOSE HOSPITALIZATIONS SKYROCKETING IN RECENT YEARS, ACCORDING TO NEW PHC4 REPORT Harrisburg, PA – June 28, 2017 – Pennsylvania hospital admissions for heroin overdoses are up 66% in the past two years and have nearly doubled since 2013 according to figures released today by the Pennsylvania […]

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PA-s -Super-Utilizers- of Hospital Care – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES RECENT FINDINGS ON PA’S “SUPER-UTILIZERS” OF HOSPITAL CARE Harrisburg, PA – June 20, 2017 – Super-utilizers—patients with five or more hospital admissions per year—accounted for an estimated $1.25 billion in hospital payments in 2016, according to a new research brief released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 PHC4 RELEASES HOSPITAL RESULTS FOR PEDIATRIC HEART SURGERY Harrisburg, PA – June 14, 2017 – The Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4) is releasing today a hospital-specific report on pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The report represents one of a few efforts at statewide public reporting on pediatric cardiac surgery […]

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Financial Analysis 2016 – Volume One – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 or PHC4 RELEASES 2016 HOSPITAL FINANCIAL REPORT – UNCOMPENSATED CARE LEVELS PLUMMET 13.3% Harrisburg, PA – April 26, 2017 – The foregone dollar value for Pennsylvania hospital’s uncompensated care has decreased from $975 million in FY15 to $846 million in FY16. The statewide percentage of uncompensated care to net patient revenue […]

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Cardiac Surgery Report (January 2014 – March 2016 Data) – News Release

Contact: Joe Martin 717-232-6787 NEW PHC4 REPORT ON CARDIAC SURGERY SHOWS LOWER MORTALITY AND READMISSION RATES Harrisburg, PA – January 31, 2017 – Statewide mortality and readmission rates for patients undergoing cardiac surgery continue to decline according to a performance report of Pennsylvania hospitals and cardiac surgeons released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost […]

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