Hospital total expenses dropped slightly in September, down 1% from August, but are up 3% from September 2021 and are up 8%
"Heading into the final quarter of the year, hospitals and physician practices have had little reprieve during a very difficult 2022 from a financial perspective," said Erik Swanson, a senior vice president of Data and Analytics with Kaufman Hall. "Hospitals and physician practices could climb back into the black by the end of the year, but it is looking less and less likely as months of negative margins continue to pile up."
The National Hospital Flash Report draws on data from more than 900 hospitals from Syntellis Performance Solutions. The Physician Flash Report draws on data based on more than 200,000 providers, also from Syntellis.
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