Managed Healthcare Executive
Author: Peter Bresler
Healthcare providers are facing the immediate priority of providing safe care to patients and also the existential threat of staggering financial losses. Estimates now point to industry-wide losses of $200 billion and revenue declines of up to 70% because of reduced ambulatory volumes, deferred surgeries, and elective procedures. Compounding the situation is the expectation that the payer mix will tilt towards less-profitable Medicaid patients due to the shocking increase in unemployment and loss of employer-sponsored insurance.