Modern Healthcare: Healthcare Costs Projected To Increase 6.5% In 2022

Healthcare costs are projected to increase 6.5% in 2022 as sicker patients seek care after putting it off during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. Annual cost growth hovered between 5.5% and 6% from 2017 to 2020, following a steady decline from 2007’s 11.9% mark, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s Health Research Institute. Deferred or forgone care, growing mental health issues, preparations for the next pandemic and investments in digital tools are expected to increase costs in 2022, researchers said.Modern Healthcare, Read More.

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