Financial Fact Sheets

Uncompensated Hospital Care Cost Fact Sheet, 2017 Update
In 2015, community hospitals have provided more than $35.7 billion in uncompensated care to their patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of uncompensated care and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis.


Underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid Fact Sheet, 2017 Update 
Underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid to U.S. hospitals was $57.8 billion in 2015. Medicare reimbursed 88 cents and Medicaid reimbursed 90 cents for every dollar hospitals spent caring for these patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of underpayment and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis for Medicare and Medicaid.

 

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