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Payer Mix to Change, Providers Anticipate

Health care providers expect to serve higher proportions of Medicaid and uninsured patients in the coming year, according to a new survey.

The shift will be driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, which as unemployment remains high is leading to fewer patients with commercial insurance and more with Medicaid or no insurance all, according to provider financial executives.

Such a shift would be especially challenging for Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals because they already serve higher proportions of Medicaid and uninsured patients than the typical community hospital.

Learn more about the reimbursement changes health care providers expect to see over the next twelve months in the Healthcare Dive article “Provider finance execs bracing for unfavorable shift in payer mix, survey finds.”

Filed in Pennsylvania safety-net hospitals.

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