This report highlights the effects of the pandemic on pediatric hospitals by analyzing volume and financial data from January to December 2020, as compared to the same period in 2019. The data shows the reality of lagging recovery in 33 children's hospitals from the misperception that pediatric providers avoided material damages.
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Hospitals
- Health care for children has declined significantly through the pandemic, resulting in large volume and revenue shortfalls.
- Children’s hospitals’ patient care revenues did not recover quickly.
- 90% of children’s hospitals experienced a negative financial impact in 2020.
CHA Letter to Senate HELP Committee on Markup of PAHPA Reauthorization Legislation
The letter urges lawmakers to prioritize children’s physical and mental health needs in its markup of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act (PAHPA).
CHA Publishes National Blueprint for Pediatric-Specific Readiness in Pandemics and Disasters
The report provides recommendations on how to ensure children’s physical and mental health care needs are considered in planning for pandemics, disasters and public health emergencies.