Hospitals nationwide showed a modest but solid uptick in operating margins in April, according to the latest report from hospital and higher education consultancy firm Kaufman Hall. Although March was when hospitals first achieved positive margins even without federal assistance, April’s data affirmed an upward trend.
The Chicago-based firm recently released its National Hospital Flash Report Summary: May 2021, a report on hospital performance across the country. It reviewed April’s financial data for over 900 hospitals nationwide, including margins, patient volume, revenue, expenses and other nonoperating data.
The average of all regions, grouped as the Northeast, Midwest, West, South and Great Plains, had operating margins of 2.4% in
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