UNDERSTANDING THE DATA
Below you will find information to help you understand the data presented on this site.
About the Financial and Utilization DataThe utilization and financial data presented in this report is taken from the Oregon DATABANK Program. DATABANK is a state-mandated monthly hospital data program administered by Apprise Health Insights in collaboration with the Office for Oregon Health Policy and Research (OHPR).
Please note that all DATABANK data is self-reported by the hospital and represents a twelve-month calendar year. Accuracy is the responsibility of the reporting hospitals and is reviewed prior to the release by Apprise and staff at each hospital.
When reviewing the profile pages, the following notes may be helpful:
- Self-pay charges are absent from some profile sheets. This is because hospitals have elected not to report these charges.
- Hospitals belonging to some hospital systems do not report non-operating income to DATABANK because non-operating income is managed and reported at the system level.
- As of February 1, 2013, DATABANK has adopted the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) accounting standards update of July 2011 for health care entities. This update called for a change in the presentation and disclosure of patient service revenue, provision for bad debts, and the allowance for doubtful accounts. Bad debt is no longer being treated as an expense and is now being treated as a deduction from revenue. This affects the calculation of net patient revenue, total operating expenses, operating margin, and total margin. All financial data in the data tables have been recalculated to reflect this change. DATABANK data is reported monthly by each hospital and therefore is not intended to serve as a substitution for annual hospital audited financial statements. The financial information presented in this publication may or may not match the information in a hospital’s audited financial statement. For more information about a specific hospital, please contact the hospital directly.
Oregon Community Hospital Report
Since 2009, Apprise Health Insights has published an annual report on hospitals' finance and utilization data entitled "Oregon Community Hospital Report." An important tool for Oregon's citizens, policy makers, and the media, the report give insights into the operations of one of our state's most valuable assets--our hospitals. Below you will find the 2015 edition of the Oregon Community Hospital Report as well as archived versions of prior years' editions. Note: The data in the past three years of reports is available on this website, with more interactive tools.
- 2016 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2015 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2014 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2013 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2012 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2011 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2010 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
- 2009 Oregon Community Hospital Report (pdf)
What are Hospital Types?All of the hospitals you find on this site are acute care community hospitals. They provide inpatient and outpatient medical and nursing care for patients in their communities.
There are several types of acute care hospitals in Oregon.
- What is a Diagnosis-related Group (DRG) hospital?
- A Diagnosis-related Group (DRG) hospital typically refers to a hospital that serves a larger population, often found in urban settings. This classification is a means of determining what kind of hospital resources will be needed to care for the community and what kind of reimbursement a hospital receives for delivering care.
- What are Type A and Type B hospitals?
- Oregon’s rural hospitals have a state designation based on their size and location. The state designation of Type A or B helps determine Medicaid reimbursement for delivering care. There are 32 small and rural hospitals in Oregon. A Type A hospital is remote, with fewer than 50 beds and more than 30 miles from the nearest hospital. A Type B hospital is rural, with fewer than 50 beds and less than 30 miles from the nearest hospital.
- What is a Critical Access Hospital?
- Twenty-five of Oregon’s 32 small and rural hospitals are considered Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). CAHs are designated by a federal program designed to improve rural health care access and reduce hospital closures.