Missouri Hospitals Provided $1.1B in Uncompensated Care in 2011

In 2011, hospitals in Missouri provided more than $1.1 billion in uncompensated care — a 267 percent increase from 2004, according to a report from the Missouri Hospital Association (pdf).

Within that figure was $622.8 million in charity care, which was 404 percent higher since 2004.

The MHA collected data from 129 hospitals. Here are other key findings from its report:

•    In 2011, Missouri hospitals provided more than $3 billion in community benefits. This included charity care, bad debt, donations, education of health professionals, medical clinic services and unpaid costs of treating Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

•    There are almost 120,000 full-time-equivalent employees in Missouri's hospitals.

•    Capital investments in 2011 totaled $1.4 billion.

More Articles on Hospitals and Uncompensated Care:

NAPH: Uncompensated Care Costs Could Top $53B by 2019

Iowa Hospitals Provide $1.47B in Community Benefits in 2011

Michigan Hospitals Provide $2.6B in Community Benefits in 2010

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