Health Care Access & Coverage

The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers

Virtual Conversation with Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MS, Kevin Mahoney, MBA, DBA, Andie Martinez Patterson, MPP, and Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, moderated by Rachel Werner, MD, PhD

12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. ET October 23, 2020 Virtual Event


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The financial toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on our health care system has been enormous. As hospitals cancelled non-urgent admissions and surgeries, and outpatient clinics and practices deferred elective and preventive visits, expected revenue streams evaporated. Many systems and practices have taken a huge hit to their bottom lines, threatening their financial health and survival. At the same time, the use of telehealth and other innovations grew, sometimes without clear reimbursement mechanisms. Our panel discussed the pandemic’s financial impact on hospitals and health systems, primary care practices, and community health centers, and the public and private investment needed in the aftermath of COVID-19.


Rebekah Gee, MD, MPH, MS

Chief Executive Officer, Louisiana State University Health Care Services Division and Former Secretary, Louisiana Department of Health

Kevin Mahoney

Kevin Mahoney, MBA, DBA

Chief Executive Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Andie Martinez Patterson, MPP

Vice President of Government Affairs, California Primary Care Association

Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Aledade, Inc. and Former National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, HHS

Rachel M. Werner

Rachel M. Werner, MD, PhD (moderator)

Executive Director, Penn LDI; Robert D. Eilers Professor, Medicine and Health Care Management, Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School

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