Conventional wisdom holds that COVID-19 is increasing costs for healthcare payers due to an influx of patients in need of testing and treatment. While these costs are significant, a Milliman analysis reveals that the deferred and elimination of care is a far more impactful driver of costs. Milliman projects a net reduction in medical costs for healthcare payers by at least $75 billion and as much as $575 billion if the deferral and elimination of care continues through the end of 2020. Download the Milliman whitepaper.
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