William Shoemaker

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William Shoemaker

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Bad debt expense benchmarks: U.S. acute care hospitals show improvements since 2015

Data Trends: Bad debt expense as a percentage of revenue for U.S. hospitals declined from 2015 through 2018.

Array October 2, 2019

Malpractice cost analysis shows declines in premiums, paid losses and self-insuranceMalpractice cost analysis shows declines in premiums, paid losses and self-insurance

A study finds that the combined cost of malpractice premiums, paid losses and self-insurance costs for acute care hospitals with a filing available ending between 2013 and 2017 declined over the five-year period.

Array August 1, 2019

Trends in Building and Fixture Costs, 2007-16

An analysis looked at Medicare cost reports to compared trends in capital costs for buildings and fixtures among different types of acute care hospitals.

Array July 27, 2018

Acute Care and Critical Access Hospital Occupancy Rate Variability by Location

An analysis of Medicare cost reports from 2016 shows that urban U.S. hospitals typically had higher occupancy rates than their rural counterparts, with notable exceptions in the Northeast and Arizona.

Array June 26, 2018

12-Year Trend Shows Steady Rise in Acute Care Hospital Administrative and General Costs

An analysis of Medicare cost reports shows that U.S. Hospitals saw a gradual increase in their administrative and general costs from 2004 through 2016. 

Array March 21, 2018

Assessing SNF Providers by Overall Quality Rating

An analysis of skilled nursing facilities looking at their CMS star ratings identified trends favorable to not-for-profit SNFs. 

Array October 2, 2017