On June 16th at the Mostly Medicaid 2020 Summer Virtual Conference, Catalyst’s Jeff Myers gave a keynote presentation on how the COVID-19 pandemic will likely change the public payor landscape. Jeff discusses how states will undergo major financial restructuring to balance their budgets and may have to handle challenges like rural and critical care hospital financial distress and increased SNF/AL oversight. However, the pandemic has ushered in opportunities as well, such as increasing telemedicine and remote patient monitoring, home healthcare, and others. To conclude, Jeff posed the question of whether the COVID-19 pandemic will push the discussion on increasing public finance for healthcare, such as Medicare For All.

Watch the presentation below: