Uncompensated Care Trends

Results for March 2018 show a marked increase in overall operating income year to
date. At the same time, the uncompensated care is continuing to run well below the levels encountered when the enrollment was frozen. The graph below illustrates that
uncompensated care rose when the number of childless adults covered by the AHCCCS program declined, and then decreased when coverage was restored and expanded to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

Uncompensated care trends

All data collected to create this report comes from information gathered by the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA). If you would like to dive a little deeper into this issue, you can check out a recent podcast featuring AzHHA’s Senior Vice President Chief Operating Officer Jim Haynes as he reviews the report. Simply click on the link above and scroll down to the podcast titled, “Hospital Finance Reports.”

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