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How Will Health Reform Affect Hospital Margins

Medicare Inpatient Margin Percentages by Geographical Region for Selected Years 2001-2008

 

Fiscal Year 2001 2003 2005 2007 2008
East North Central 7.1% 0.7% -2.4% -4.9% -6.5%
East South Central 9.5% 2.9% 3.8% 2.3% 3.9%
Middle Atlantic 20.7% 17.0% 7.6% 7.1% 6.0%
Mountain 6.7% -0.7% -3.4% -7.4% -10.4%
New England 14.5% 6.4% 3.5% -0.3% -11.0%
Pacific 14.2% 5.2% -4.0% -7.9% -9.4%
South Atlantic 7.3% 0.1% -2.6% -5.4% -5.1%
West North Central 6.0% -1.9% -3.6% -7.8% -9.7%
West South Central 10.3% 3.2% 2.1% 1.0% -3.4%
Total All Hospitals 11.0% 4.4% 0.2% -2.3% -3.6%

 

Source: “How Long Can Hospitals Survive With Negative Margins?” by Thomas M. Schuhmann, healthcare financial management, August 2009. www.hfm.org

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October 27, 2009 - Posted by | Federal Government, healthcare | , , ,

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