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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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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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