Brief: The Projected Economic Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the US Healthcare System

Apr 16, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

The current pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is exacting heavy economic and social costs around the world. In the United States, one aspect of the costs of COVID-19 that is of great interest but little understood is the potential cost to the nation of inpatient services for those with the disease. In this new research brief, FAIR Health—an independent, national nonprofit working to bring transparency to healthcare costs and insurance—draws on its database of over 30 billion private healthcare claim records, and on estimates of Medicare and Medicaid costs, to project US costs for COVID-19 patients requiring inpatient stays.

Read the research brief to learn more.


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