Other Operating Expenses
The following table summarizes our other operating expenses for the six months ended
Six Months Ended June 30, % of % of Increase % Increase 2013 Revenues 2012 Revenues (Decrease) (Decrease) Professional fees
$ 67.43.7 % $ 55.93.3 % $ 11.520.7 % Utilities 34.1 1.9 29.7 1.8 4.4 15.1 Repairs and maintenance 47.7 2.6 41.8 2.5 5.9 14.3 Rents and leases 19.1 1.0 16.2 1.0 2.9 17.1 Insurance 18.8 1.0 20.4 1.2 (1.6) (7.6) Physician recruiting 14.0 0.8 14.7 0.9 (0.7) (5.1) Contract services 128.0 7.0 102.5 6.1 25.5 24.9 Non-income taxes 49.6 2.7 45.5 2.7 4.1 8.8 Other 65.7 3.7 57.5 3.4 8.2 14.3 $ 444.424.4 $ 384.222.9 $ 60.215.7 %
For the six months ended
As a shortage of physicians continues to become more acute, we have experienced increasing professional fees on both a continuing operations and same-hospital basis in areas such as emergency room physician coverage and hospitalists. We expect this trend to continue and that professional fees as a percentage of revenues will increase in future periods.
Our same-hospital contract services expense increased primarily as a result of increased fees and expenses related to our conversion of the clinical and patient accounting information system applications as well as the implementation of our shared centralized resource initiatives at several of our hospitals.
Finally, our same-hospital non-income taxes were higher during the six months ended
We recognize EHR incentive payments received or anticipated to be received under the HITECH Act as other income when our eligible hospitals and physician practices have demonstrated meaningful use of certified EHR technology for the applicable period and when the cost report information for the full cost report year that determines the final calculation of the EHR incentive payment is available. For the six months ended