March marked an 11th consecutive month of year-over-year increases in both Total Expenses and Total Non-Labor Expenses for U.S hospitals and health systems. Hospital margins also remained extremely narrow but inched back into the black for the first time in 15 months, according to the latest Syntellis Performance Trends Report.

Shrinking payments for vital imaging services is one factor straining hospitals. Despite the pressures, however, clinical length of stay metrics suggest levels of care remain consistent.

Read this month’s report for insights from Syntellis’ latest financial, operational, clinical, and claims data.