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.
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
Recent regulatory changes have eased restrictions for providers delivering care across state lines during the COVID-19 public health emergency. However, state and federal cooperation on extended licensure expansion would help address long-term provider access issues.
Avalere experts discussed the key issues and considerations for the healthcare industry as millions of Americans shift in and out of new sources of coverage.
The evolution of the US influenza vaccine market offers insights into the potential barriers and opportunities for successful rollouts of novel COVID-19 vaccines.
Tune into the ninth episode of our podcast series, Get the Facts on COVID-19. In episode 9, Avalere experts from the Health Plans and Providers practice and the Center for Healthcare Transformation discuss the near- and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on value-based contracting and Alternative Payment Models (APMs). The conversation focuses on Medicare programs, such as specialty Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and bundled payment models, and newer Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) programs.
Major catastrophes, like natural disasters, global pandemics, and sudden economic downturns require rapid interventions to protect the American public from long-term health and financial damage. Because there is significant momentum and political will during and immediately following a catastrophe, promising innovations may be fast-tracked.
Although COVID-19 is introducing new challenges within the global pharmaceutical supply chain, the current situation also creates opportunities for stakeholders to evaluate drug security and implement risk-mitigation strategies around shortages and required stockpiles.
On April 9, Avalere experts came together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the health insurance industry.
Tune into the eighth episode of our series of podcasts that focuses on COVID-19. In episode 8, Avalere experts from the Policy practice discuss the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on retail pharmacy and pharmacists.
The kidney care payment and delivery landscape was poised for change in 2020 due to existing policies and market trends. Given the specific risk COVID-19 poses to these patients, the pandemic is creating new challenges and potentially accelerating existing trends in the kidney care space.
On April 15, President Trump announced his intention to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO), pending an investigation into WHO’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. WHO first declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30 and a global pandemic on March 11. A reduction in funding from the US could limit WHO’s COVID-19 response activities as well as its regular vaccine programming, including product prequalification, global surveillance, and ongoing efforts to strengthen health systems.
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe red blood cell disorder that disproportionately affects African-American and Hispanic populations. In the United States, there are approximately 100,000 individuals living with SCD (although there is a lack of accurate reporting and the exact number is unknown).
As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads throughout the United States, media and policy focus on the rollout of diagnostic testing for the disease has greatly increased. Understanding the role of testing and screening is key to the control of this outbreak.
As the economic and social impact of COVID-19 change how patients access and receive care, manufacturers and third-party suppliers must consider how to evolve their patient support programs to meet the shifting access and affordability needs of patients.