Last week, NHA released its community benefits report highlighting the impact on communities. Hospitals employ about 50,000 Nebraskans and pay out more than $3.6 billion in payroll and benefits. They also provide about $1.4 billion in community benefits combined every year, including traditional charity care, but hospitals also need to subsidize shortfalls from public programs.
“In our state, we've seen with the Medicaid program, a dramatic increase for our hospitals in the difference between the cost to provide Medicaid services and the amount being reimbursed," said NHA President Jeremy Nordquist. Read more. Download report.