41% of Rural Hospitals Operating with Negative Margins

From RevCycleIntelligence:

Approximately 41 percent of rural hospitals faced negative operating margins in 2016, a recent Chartis Group and iVantage Health Analytics study of over 2,100 rural hospitals revealed.

Researchers added that rural hospitals located in states that elected not to implement a Medicaid expansion program operated with lower margins compared to their peers in expansion stated.

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