Moody’s: US nonprofit hospitals see decrease in median operating margin

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U.S. nonprofit hospitals’ median operating margin fell in fiscal year 2016 as expenses grew, according to preliminary financial data compiled by Moody’s Investors Service.

The data is from the agency’s annual report, “Not-for-profit Healthcare and Public Hospitals — US: Preliminary 2016 Medians Skew Lower As Revenue and Expense Pressures Hinder Profitability.” For the report, Moody’s examined audited fiscal year 2016 financial statements for 150 hospitals and health systems.

Here are seven things to know from the analysis.


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