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DECEMBER 2020
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2019 - VOLUME 3
REHABILITATION, PSYCHIATRIC, LONG-TERM ACUTE CARE, SPECIALTY

Statewide operating and total margins experienced by Pennsylvania non-general acute care hospitals (non-GAC) during
fiscal year 2019 (FY19) were mixed according to a new report released today by the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost
Containment Council (PHC4). Non-GAC hospitals include rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, long-term acute
care hospitals, and specialty hospitals.

 
 

DECEMBER 2020
HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT - 2019 DATA

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
Care Cost Containment Council (PHC4), the annual report, known as the Hospital Performance Report, includes
hospital-specific mortality and readmission ratings as well as volume of cases and hospital charges for patients
discharged from Pennsylvania’s general acute care hospitals from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019
(federal fiscal year [FFY] 2019). Statewide trends are also examined.

 

DECEMBER 2020
HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT - 2019 DATA
aBOUT THE REPORT

 

DECEMBER 2020
HOSPITAL PERFORMANCE REPORT - 2019 DATA
KEY FINDINGS

 
 

OCTOBER 2020
THREE-YEAR TRENDS IN HOSPITALIZATION RELATED TO SUBSTANCE USE

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
are also included. Statewide trends (2017-2019) and county-specific data (2019) are reported. As the COVID-19
pandemic could be particularly stressful for those struggling with substance use, the data will be helpful in continuing
the study of these issues during and after the COVID-19 crisis.


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OCTOBER 2020
THREE-YEAR TRENDS IN HOSPITALIZATION RELATED TO SUBSTANCE USE
RESEARCH BRIEF:
MATERNAL STAYS WITH OPIOID USE AND NEWBORN STAYS WITH
nEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME (NAS)

 

OCTOBER 2020
THREE-YEAR TRENDS IN HOSPITALIZATION RELATED TO SUBSTANCE USE
RESEARCH BRIEF:
OPIOIDS, ALCOHOL, COCAINE AND AMPHETAMINES

 
 

OCTOBER 2020
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2019 - VOLUME 2
AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTERS

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 to 25.05% in FY19. Statewide the average operating margin for ASCs increased 0.08 percentage points,
from 25.06% in FY18 to 25.14% in FY19. The Financial Analysis 2019 Volume Two report presents financial information
on Pennsylvania’s ASCs.


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AUGUST 2020
RESEARCH BRIEF:
MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN PA HOSPITALS - PRE-COVID-19

 

jULY 2020
PHC4 ANNUAL REPORT 2019 

 
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
COUNTY-SPECIFIC RATES - FY 2019 DATA

The COVID-19 pandemic could be particularly stressful for those struggling with opioid use disorders. These individuals,
who often have other chronic health or socioeconomic issues, are at higher risk for developing the severe respiratory
symptoms associated with COVID-19. Further, the stress brought about by this pandemic could affect treatment and
recovery as well as increase the risk of relapse.

Continuing its work on opioid-related issues, PHC4 has released county-specific rates of hospitalization for four opioid-
related conditions in FY 2019—results that can serve as a baseline for continued study of opioids during and after the
COVID-19 crisis.

   
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR NEWBORNS WITH NEONATAL ABSTINENCE SYNDROME

   
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR OPIOID OVERDOSE

   
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
HOSPITALIZATIONS WITH OPIOID USE DISORDER

   
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
MATERNAL HOSPITAL STAYS INVOLVING OPIOIDS

   
 

MAY 2020
OPIOID ANALYSIS:
STATEWIDE TRENDS

   

APRIL 2020
FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 2019
- VOLUME 1
GENERAL ACUTE CARE HOSPITALS

For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, Pennsylvania general acute care hospitals’ uncompensated care (combination
of bad debt and charity care) has increased in fiscal year 2019 (FY19) from $750 million in FY18 to $820 million, an
increase of 9.3%, in FY19.

 

NOVEMBER 2019
financial report: overdose and substance use disorders

 

OCTOBER 2019
research brief: 
hospital stays for mental disorders - 2018

 

SEPTEMBER 2019
cancer hospitalizations for pennsylvania children

This research brief examines cancer hospitalizations for Pennsylvania children (under age 18)
during the three-year period 2016, 2017 and 2018. On average, there were eight hospital admissions
per day for children with a cancer diagnosis during this time period. Included are breakdowns by age
and cancer type. Rates by county are also shown.

Research Brief 

News Release

 

Hospitalizations for Opioid Overdose: Three-Year Review Cover

SEPTEMBER 2019
Hospitalizations for opioid overdose: three-year review

As part of a series that examines hospitalizations for patients whose reason for admission was opioid overdose,
this installment explores data from 2016, 2017 and 2018. Changes in the number of hospital admissions for overdose
of heroin and pain medication are included as well as in-hospital mortality rates. Population-based rates by county
are also shown.

Research Brief 

News Release

 
 

AUGUST 2019
common procedures report

About the Report

Key Findings

News Release

Hospital Results

 

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

JUNE 2019
pediatric and congenital heart surgery

This report provides volume and risk-adjusted operative mortality data on pediatric and congenital heart surgeries
performed in six children’s hospitals—five in Pennsylvania and one in Delaware—that volunteered to have their
data publicly reported. Included are results for ten widely performed surgeries meant to help families make important
treatment decisions. The report also shows the total number of operations performed by each hospital and separately
reports outcomes for infants less than 31 days old. Data reported is for 2014-2017.

Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery Report

News Release

 

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JUNE 2019
Hospitalizations for newborns with
neonatal abstinence syndrome - 2018

This research brief examines newborn birth admissions involving drug withdrawal, or neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).
Newborns suffering from drug withdrawal are much more likely to have complications and tend to stay in the hospital longer.

Research Brief 

News Release