Data on Rural Hospitals

Trend in Rural Hospital Margins

This table shows whether profits and losses have been increasing or decreasing at rural hospitals that were open in 2022. Financial data shown are from the Medicare Cost Reports available as of January 2023; the 2022 column is blank except for hospitals whose fiscal year ended in the first half of 2022. The margins shown for a year are based on the hospital fiscal year that ended in that year or that ended by March 31 of the following year.

Data on margins are not shown if no Cost Report for the full fiscal year is available, if revenue data were not included in the Cost Report, or if the data appeared to be erroneous.

Total Expenses is based on the most recent Cost Report available.

Additional details on the methodology are available in the Methodology section.