Healthsperien’s experts are providing a series of issue briefs with timely analysis on COVID-19 as it evolves. The Executive Summary of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief can be found here.
Issue Brief- Part I Utilization & Spending: In this issue brief Healthsperien addresses the potential short and long-term effects of health care utilization and spending. Part I of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief can be found here. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to discuss the analysis in further detail.
Issue Brief- Part II Understanding the Federal Response to Public Health Emergencies: This week we are addressing federal approaches to address public health emergencies and their use in the current crisis. Part II of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief can be found here.
Issue Brief- Part III Pandemic Disruption: The New Era of Telemedicine and What to Expect: As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, telemedicine has emerged as an essential tool in pandemic response and the health care system’s needs have forced policymakers at the federal and state levels to relax its regulatory regime. Expectations are that shifts in care delivery to virtual settings during this emergency period will lead to greater adoption of telemedicine in the future as its value to care is more broadly realized. We describe those in this issue brief along with our analysis of what is needed going forward to accelerate adoption and considerations about patient protections and access in the future. Part III of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief can be found here.
Issue Brief- Part IV How COVID- 19 Will Shape the Future Health Care System: In this issue brief Healthsperien dives into the possible future impacts lasting from COVID-19 and forecasts the trends we envision in a post-COVID-19 health care system. Part IV of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief can be found here.
Issue Brief- Part V Innovation to Protect Seniors from COVID-19: This issue brief focuses on a re-imagined multi-factor approach to care for seniors with a focus on modernized infection control, use of technology, and development of home care models and other solutions that address resource and operational constraints. Find Part V of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief here to read our 10 ideas to spur innovation in caring for seniors.
Issue Brief- Part VI Outlook for Changing Medicare Coverage of Telemedicine Services: This issue brief focuses on the challenges presented by COVID-19, and how policymakers at both the federal and state level have relaxed longstanding regulatory approaches to telemedicine during the official public health emergency (PHE) period. The changes have substantially expanded the use of telemedicine for the Medicare population, with over 9 million beneficiaries using a telehealth service during the PHE (22 percent of rural beneficiaries and 30 percent of urban beneficiaries). 1 Policymakers are now considering how to use administrative authorities to extend/revise flexibilities for the duration of the PHE (which may also be extended) and make permanent after the end of the PHE. Find Part VI of Healthsperien’s COVID-19 Issue Brief here.