March 2, 2022
  • Kaufman Hall’s National Hospital Flash Report found that hospitals’ margins, outpatient volumes, and revenues all dropped while expenses rose in January. According to the report, outpatient care delays from December to January caused outpatient revenue to drop 7.5 percent while inpatient revenue rose 2.7 percent. Patient days and average length of stay increased by 1.7 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively. Simultaneously, total expense per adjusted discharge rose 11.6 percent and non-labor expense per adjusted discharge increased 7.8 percent. (Report here)