March 03, 2016
Community Hospital Decreases Charges 3.4%
We are pleased to announce that for the six months of July through December 2015, the charges for our services decreased an average of 3.4%. Controlling costs to our community members while delivering high quality, excellent healthcare has been an important focus.
Items and services that have driven this decease include chargeable supplies, CTs, physical therapy, EKG, certain lab tests, and mammograms.
Healthcare inflation has long outpaced the general cost of living and wage growth. This has many causes, including rapidly advancing technology, mounting regulatory burden, and ever increasing complexity.
To slow the raising costs of healthcare, providers must operate efficiently and coordinate care more effectively. The ability to decrease our rates comes after years of efficiency, productivity and quality improvements in all of the processes of Community Hospital. Our goal is to continue to provide our community an excellent value in their healthcare services, now at a lower price.
Until next time -
Jim Ulrich – President and CEO