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Health systems and their associated employed provider networks are beset with immediate financial losses, and future financial uncertainty as elective care was essentially eliminated by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic in the United States.

Approaching the situation through a defined checklist may afford healthcare leaders an ability to step back and rationally review options during this challenging and tumultuous time. 


In the wake of President Trump’s National Emergency declaration on March 13, 2020, multiple health experts and agencies, including the...

  • The one-year projected costs in the commercial market range from $34 billion to $251 billion for testing, treatment and care specifically related to COVID-19.

  • The potential costs for 2020 could range from 2 percent to 21 percent of premium if the full first-year costs of the COVID-19 pandemic were priced into premiums

  • Premium increases in the individual and employer markets for 2021 — which are in the process of being set right now — could be 40 percent or more solely because of COVID-19 costs in the absence of federal action.

  • This data comes as...

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