CAH Financial Indicators Report: Summary of Indicator Medians by State

Flex Monitoring Team (FMT)

This annually updated briefing paper presents state and national median values of the twenty-two financial indicators included in the critical access hospital (CAH) Financial Indicators Report, a report that is distributed to each CAH administrator annually. As part of ongoing work of the Flex Monitoring Team (FMT), these indicators were specifically designed to capture the financial performance of CAHs. State specific reports are also available from the FMT.

The resulting 22 indicators fall under six domains: profitability, liquidity, capital structure, revenue, cost, and utilization. A brief description of the domains and the indicators within them is provided, along with a table that allows comparison across states. The Appendix to the report includes the median values for each indicator by state, enabling the values for all indicators for one state to be viewed on a single page. More detailed information about the definition and interpretation of the indicators can be found in the document “Briefing Paper No. 7. Financial Indicators for Critical Access Hospitals May 2005”.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,009,121 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.