August 2018
Revenue
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National Revenue Observations
Overall, revenues have continued the trend of decline on a year-over-year basis, and hospitals are struggling to achieve NPSR budgets. Outpatient volumes and revenues traditionally translate to a positive financial return for health systems. Acute hospitals also typically face tremendous competition from other providers, however, including physicians and niche players, and can thus be vulnerable to significant drops in outpatient revenue and profitability when new market service options open.
Growth in the IP/OP adjustment factor underscores the continuing trend of rising outpatient volumes. Leaders must closely analyze changes in payer and service mix that are key drivers to these metrics, and to overall organizational operating margins. The ability to better forecast and budget for revenue swings is imperative.
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