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Healthcare Trends: Insight for Resilience

Right now, healthcare decision makers in New York and nationwide are charting their organizations’ future courses, as changes in healthcare delivery continue to accelerate.

Healthcare Trends: Insight for Resilience walks through factors driving this change. It identifies intersections between these trends and HANYS’ four resiliency strategies – overarching strategies developed to help members adapt and thrive in a changing world.

Dive into the report to learn more about these resiliency strategies, and explore insight on topics and trends including:

Healthcare costs and payment

  • National healthcare expenditures continue to exceed general inflation
  • The population is aging and becoming more diverse
  • Long-term care costs put Medicaid fiscal stability at risk
  • The increasing federal debt threatens healthcare funding; New York state faces comparable budget challenges
  • Medicare and Medicaid payment rates are not keeping pace with provider costs
  • The gap in providers’ fiscal health continues to grow
  • APMs and VBP are leading tools to reform care delivery and reimbursement

Access to care and insurance coverage

  • The cost of health insurance premiums continues to grow
  • Out-of-pocket healthcare costs continue to rise
  • Public and private initiatives are calling for price transparency
  • Single payer, other coverage expansion ideas gaining traction in quest for access and affordability

Technology and consumerism

  • Major tech firms are expanding their footprint in the healthcare marketplace
  • Digital technologies expand as hospitals and health systems define where to engage
  • Consumer preference drives a rise in telemedicine and urgent, retail and direct primary care
  • Interventions to address social determinants of health are moving into care delivery models

Market shifts

  • Vertical integration continues to shift the healthcare landscape
  • Horizontal integration continues to consolidate the provider landscape
  • Payers are increasingly squeezing providers through denials for payment and other tactics
  • The healthcare workforce is adjusting to consumer and worker needs