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Hospital margins hit hard by pandemic, but CARES Act provided huge relief, Moody’s finds

Dive Brief: A new report from Moody’s Investors Service concluded that non-profit and public hospital margins have declined but liquidity has improved during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to advanced Medicare payments under the relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act. However, overall cash flow slumped. The acuity of inpatients also… Read More »

Hospital margins improve significantly in May, but are still below budget and 2019 levels

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital margins, volumes and revenue performance have all experienced a brutal couple of months. In May, there were signs of financial improvement — significant, in some cases — but margins are still below 2019 levels, and still below budget, according to the latest Kaufman Hall Flash Report.  The improved margins… Read More »

Hospital margins positive, if not always sufficient, finds Kaufman Hall flash report

Overall, hospital margin performance remained positive during the month of May, according to a new flash report released by Kaufman Hall. Operating margins were up 179 basis points compared to April, and 91 bps compared to the same month in 2018. The positive performance is being driven largely by solid expense management during a period… Read More »