Non-Profit Hospitals Continue to Struggle

Growth in costs continue to outpace revenue growth for non-profit hospitals, resulting in smaller margins and reduced cash flow, according to Moody’s, the investment rating agency.

Adding to hospitals’ troubles, Moody’s notes, is new, high-deductible health plans that leave growing numbers of patients with unpaid hospital bills.

In addition, hospitals found themselves serving growing proportions of Medicare patients and fewer privately insured patients while their Medicaid patient base remained mostly unchanged; the financial reports on which this analysis is based cover time periods before the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion took effect.

Learn more about Moody’s most recent findings here, in the company’s announcement of its latest analysis.

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