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Sutter Health maintains operating momentum as costs creep up
Modern Healthcare

Sutter Health, a 25-hospital system based in Sacramento, Calif., overcame rising costs in the third quarter as it saw additional revenue from higher volume, fewer self-pay patients and the return of the state’s provider fee program.

The financial results represented a continuation of the trends it has seen throughout the year. California’s provider fee program, which had been on hold in 2014, has now added $300 million in revenue. And Sutter has seen its provision for bad debt decrease 23.6%, or $38 million, in the first nine months of the year.