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Sutter sees higher revenue as outpatient activity grows
Modern Healthcare

Sutter Health, the Sacramento, Calif.-based system, continued to benefit from higher Medicaid payments and a decrease in uninsured. But like many of its peers, the 25-hospital group is grappling with higher labor and supply costs.Hospitals across California have been seeing higher revenue this year from the state’s provider fee program, which was on hold in 2014 and is now being brought up to date.

Sutter Health, the Sacramento, Calif.-based system, continued to benefit from higher Medicaid payments and a decrease in uninsured. But like many of its peers, the 25-hospital group is grappling with higher labor and supply costs.Hospitals across California have been seeing higher revenue this year from the state’s provider fee program, which was on hold in 2014 and is now being brought up to date. The program collects a fee from hospitals which is then matched with federal dollars and used to supplement Medi-Cal payments. Sutter credited the program’s return for contributing to a 14.2% increase in revenue in the first six months of the year compared with the same period last year.

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