COVID-19 Intel Center
As our healthcare industry works together to make near- and long-term decisions about COVID-19, our public health, vaccine, and policy experts are here to help decipher the facts and navigate downstream implications for the healthcare system.
On June 11, Avalere experts explored the future of telehealth and how organizations can help shape and take advantage of its increased utilization.
Registries have played an important role in furthering our understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and have specifically proven valuable in the identification and management of pandemic diseases.
Deferral of care during the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in fewer claims and diagnoses among Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees, which could lead to a 3%–7% reduction in 2021 risk scores and lower plan payments in 2021.
Tune into the tenth episode of our series of podcasts that focuses on COVID-19, which will discuss impacts on provider performance in 3 critical segments. In episode 10 Part I, Avalere experts from the Center for Healthcare Transformation will discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on measures, specifically related to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obstetrics and gynecology, and primary care disease management.
Avalere analysis of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) hospital stay claims with associated COVID-19 diagnoses finds that total US healthcare system costs for hospitalizations due to COVID-19 could range from $9.6B to $16.9B in 2020.
While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread around the world, FDA has been balancing taking action to accelerate development of COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines, while concurrently maintaining day to day activities to ensure proper oversight of current and future products on the market for all other unmet medical needs.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China, on December 31, 2019, and within a month was declared a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).
As COVID-19 forces the healthcare system to reprioritize patients and resources, providers delivering behavioral health services may be left with insufficient means to serve the population. Medicaid programs may observe increased demand for behavioral health services but may be ill-equipped to support beneficiaries.
Avalere experts explored the future role of telehealth and how organizations can help shape and take advantage of its increased utilization.
Recent Avalere analysis finds decreases in utilization of oncology and autoimmune treatments across all care settings since the onset of the health crisis.
On May 13, Avalere experts discussed key issues and considerations for the healthcare industry as millions of Americans shift in and out of new sources of coverage due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 continues to spread nationwide, and individuals with social risk factors and underlying chronic conditions are at highest risk for severe illness.
As control of the Medicaid drug benefit continues to shift from managed care organizations to states, manufacturers should understand unique benefit dynamics in each state, particularly as Medicaid enrollment is likely to increase amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
A potential recession due to job losses and business closings as a result of COVID-19 will cause shifts in the payer mix and, ultimately, revenue dynamics for physician practices.
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed several weaknesses in our country’s web of safety net programs. Although the virus may not discriminate, it may exacerbate existing health inequities driven by social determinants of health (SDOH).
Faced with a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, there are a number of important uncertainties that commercial insurers will need to consider when planning for the future
Avalere analysis of the distribution of provider relief funds indicates geographical concentration related to the number of reported COVID-19 cases.
State Medicaid programs face a series of near- and long-term challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic due to enrollment growth and financial pressures. Stakeholders should evaluate key drivers shaping the state-by-state Medicaid outlook.
The impact of COVID-19 goes beyond the disease and produces additional strain on the healthcare system, including managing patients and meeting cost and quality drivers.
Mental Health Awareness Month and the COVID-19 crisis intersect—and highlight challenges in the US mental health care system