Impact of COVID-19 on Deferred Medical Costs and Future Pent-Up Demand
In the past months, as COVID-19 has forced the reduced activity in the U.S. economy, there has been some very substantial, but varied effects on the U.S. healthcare system. There is a lot of potential for confusion amongst providers and patients with regards to decisions related to which services ought to be rendered and which ought to be deferred. Two specific agencies, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS), have put together some guidance to add more clarity towards what types of services should be provided and what types ought to be deferred.
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