AHA: Hospitals uncompensated care increased 90% since 2000
January 11, 2013
Uncompensated care continues to rise for America’s hospitals. U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, up $1.8 billion from 2010, according to the latest data from the AHA’s Annual Survey of Hospitals.
The amount of uncompensated care provided by hospitals has increased by $20.5 billion, or more than 90%, since 2000. The survey includes charity care and bad debt, valued at the cost to the hospital of the services provided.
The data is summarized in an AHA fact sheet, available by clicking on: http://tinyurl.com/an49stc.The table below, taken from the AHA’s annual survey, shows the growth in uncompensated care provided by America’s hospitals since 1995.