Hospitals recorded profit improvements in July after posting significant year-over-year decreases in June, according to a report from financial advisory firm Kaufman Hall.
The firm found hospitals’ EBITDA margin rose 77.5 basis points month over month. Hospitals also saw their operating margins climb 105 basis points. Both measures marked the sixth month of improved hospital profitability out of the past seven months.
“While these trends generally are good news for the industry, the improvements do not necessarily mean that hospitals are achieving sufficient margins,” according to Kaufman Hall. “Also, margins of individual hospitals do not necessarily reflect those of overall health systems.”
Kaufman Hall noted that hospitals did see their volumes increase in July compared to June, which saw declines in patient volumes.
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