COVID-19: Ensuring Financial Stability of Health Care Facilities


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To prepare for surges in health care facility visits and limit exposure to the novel coronavirus, several states have suspended or postponed nonemergency services—a major source of revenue for health facilities. Furthermore, hospitals are testing and treating an increased number of individuals who may not be able to pay for their health care services. These factors, along with several others, are having a significant impact on health care facilities’ bottom lines across the U.S.—and for certain facilities already operating in the red, including many rural hospitals, the COVID-19 pandemic may force closures. This webinar will explore federal and state actions and strategies for mitigating the financial impact of COVID-19 on health care facilities.

This is the final webinar in a four-part series on COVID-19 and the U.S. health system. In this series, we explore how various aspects of the U.S. health care system - Medicaid, private health insurance, health workforce and health care facilities - are impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar series is sponsored in partnership with The Commonwealth Fund.

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  • Kelly Hughes, program director, NCSL Health Program