Executive Summary

Michigan Nonprofit Hospitals Community Benefits Report (Fiscal Year 2016)

Voluntary Community Benefit Services and Programs

Community Benefit Citizens Served Gain or (Loss)*
Community Health Education 7,858,993 ($22,249,037)
Self Help 48,609 ($3,009,191)
Support Groups 68,040 ($1,737,521)
Health Screening 64,401 ($2,773,509)
Immunization 8,946 ($309,993)
Nonbilled/Reduced Fee Clinics 268,727 ($45,465,181)
All Other Healthcare Support Services 438,477 ($7,118,485)
Counseling 56,521 ($1,500,149)
Family Support Services 77,646 ($18,517,670)
Free or Discounted Prescriptions/Supplies to Patients 31,305 ($3,383,209)
In-Home Services 594 ($338,671)
Meals/Nutrition Services 51,756 ($1,512,245)
Transportation Services 95,362 ($4,292,031)
Total Community Health Improvement Services 9,069,377 ($112,206,891)

Other Voluntary Community Benefits

Community Benefit Citizens Served Gain or (Loss)*
Loss on Health Professions Education 104,978 ($507,665,440)
Loss on Research (community health and clinical) 3,085 ($114,464,809)
Financial and In-Kind Contributions 3,803,177 ($23,176,175)
Community Building Activities 557,061 ($11,017,498)
Community Benefit Operations 21,788 ($7,451,676)
Total Other Community Benefits 4,490,089 ($663,775,599)

Community Benefits Resulting from Unpaid Costs of Patient Care

Community Benefit Gain or (Loss)*
Medicaid Payment Shortfall ($818,597,034)
Financial Assistance at Cost ($159,316,577)
Bad Debt at Cost ($761,146,696)
Medicare Allowable Payment Shortfall ($496,540,005)
Other Means Tested Government Programs ($15,221,682)
Subsidized Health Services ($67,432,947)
Total Unpaid Costs of Patient Care ($2,318,254,941)

Total Community Benefits:  ($3,094,237,431) 

2018 Community Benefit Report

Data are based on responses to the 2017 MHA Community Benefit Survey regarding costs, which includes voluntarily submitted fiscal year 2016 information from 128 Michigan hospitals. When comparing data from year to year, please note that the organizations in each annual cohort may not be the same.

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