According to the MedBen Analytics online employer dashboard, total inpatient admissions have dropped 14.2% from 2019 to 2020.
Based on MedBen’s block of business, surgical admissions saw a 23.9% decrease during the 2019-20 period, followed by a decline in medical admissions (-13.3%). Less affected by the pandemic were maternity (-4.8%), mental health (-2.1%), and substance abuse (-1.5%) admissions.
These findings are in line with a new national analysis that predicts hospital admissions will likely be down 10.5% this year. In April, admissions fell to 68.6% of typical activity, as non-emergency treatments were postponed or canceled. Admissions have slowly risen since then.
You can track your plan’s inpatient admission activity using MedBen Analytics. For more information about how our online employer dashboard can deliver insights and added savings to you, please contact Marketing Analyst Morgan Hardy at email@example.com.