Rate of 80.3% in May 2022 represents an increase of 6.3 percentage points compared to the same period in 2021
Hospitals that have their own operators reached 80.3% occupancy in May 2022, which represents an increase of 6.3 percentage points compared to the same period in 2021, according to a report released by ANS (National Supplementary Health Agency) on Friday (July 1, 2022). Here’s the intact.
According to information provided by 48 operators, this is the highest occupancy rate since 2019, that is, before the pandemic.
The increase in this indicator was caused by the performance of elective procedures, which are considered urgent, emergency or scheduled appointments.
With the advancement of vaccination, the volume of patients hospitalized for covid has been falling since January 2022. In the month of May, the occupancy rate for the infection was 38.4%. In May 2021, it had been 73.6%.
However, the claims rate, which is the ratio between the number of procedures accessed by the beneficiary and the amount paid by the company for the health plan, still does not show this increase in occupancy rates. One of the reasons is the delay between the time of hospitalization and the collection made by hospitals.
In May, the loss ratio stood at 81%, against 79% in the same period in 2020. Considering data from April and May, the indicator stood at 86%, an increase of 4 percentage points compared to the months of 2019.
Also according to data from the ANS, the month of May registered 49.6 million users of health plans, which represents an increase of 1.6 million people with medical insurance in relation to the previous year. Considering the month of May, there was an inclusion of 200 thousand to 300 thousand users.
The agency is linked to the Ministry of Health and is responsible for the health insurance sector in Brazil. It carries out the creation of norms, the control and the inspection of market segments explored by companies to ensure the public interest
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