National Hospital Flash Report: January 2023
Last year was the worst financial year for hospitals and health systems since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest data from Kaufman Hall.
National Hospital Flash Report: December 2022
Hospitals experienced a slight increase in operating margins in November 2022—though margins remained negative for 2022 to date—according to the latest National Hospital Flash Report from Kaufman Hall.
National Hospital Flash Report: November 2022
Just a few months remain in what is shaping up to be one of the worst financial years on record for hospitals. Expense pressures—particularly with the cost of labor—outpaced revenues...
New Revenue Cycle Insights: Flash Intelligence
Kaufman Hall’s new Flash Intelligence series offers unique, data-driven insights on hospital and health system spending trends, leveraging data from nearly 1,000 hospitals. The first...
National Hospital Flash Report: October 2022
Just a few months remain in what is shaping up to be one of the worst financial years for hospitals. Hospitals faced decreasing revenues and treated sicker patients. Hospitals did...
National Hospital Flash Report: September 2022
Nine months into an extremely challenging year characterized by dramatic fluctuations in margin, U.S. hospitals and health systems are still operating substantially below pre-pandemic levels.
The Current State of Hospital Finances: Fall 2022 Update
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, our nation’s hospitals and health systems have coped with intense pressure on staff and resources. As hospital executives...
National Hospital Flash Report: August 2022
U.S. hospitals and health systems are experiencing some of the worst margins since the beginning of the pandemic, and they lack the federal funds to offset the damage. The gains hospitals saw in recent months reversed themselves in July, as lagging outpatient volumes shrunk revenues and expenses jumped up from June.
National Hospital Flash Report: July 2022
U.S. hospitals and health systems are now halfway through an enormously difficult year. While margins were up in June compared to May, expenses remain at historic highs, leaving...
National Hospital Flash Report: June 2022
Kaufman Hall analysis shows some improvement in revenues and volumes from April to May ‘22, but hospitals continue to perform below pre-pandemic levels.
Hospital Finance Podcast features Kaufman Hall’s Erik Swanson
Erik Swanson discusses the key findings from the most recent National Hospital Flash Report and the continued financial struggles of hospitals nationwide in a new Hospital Finance Podcast episode.
National Hospital Flash Report: May 2022
2022 is shaping up to be a difficult year for our clients. Hospital operating margins remained in the red for a fourth consecutive month in April as organizations struggle to rebound from the Omicron surge. Although volumes improved and costs abated slightly in March, this changed in April.