David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their work “for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch.” Here is a summary of Professor Julius’ contribution from the BBC: Prof David Julius’s breakthrough, at the University of California, San Francisco, came from investigating the burning pain…
Value of nurse practitioners for inpatient care. DTx and outcomes-based contracting. Is there a limit on human survival? Back to normal in Madrid? (en español) “Not statistically significant” is not the same as zero and “When Should Clinicians Act on Non–Statistically Significant Results From Clinical Trials?”
Did COVID-19 affect quality of life valuations? Medication adherence measurement: claims vs. pharmacy fill data. “Patients’ free choice of physicians is not always good” Digital Health funding stats. Academic research on digital health. Impact of hospice care on family costs. Impact of VBID for patients with diabetes. “Being sick is a full-time job”
An exciting addition to the FTI team. Below is the press release: Washington, D.C., Sept. 21, 2021 — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced that former Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz has been named a Senior Advisor within its Strategic Communications segment. A nationally recognized leader in healthcare policy, Congresswoman Schwartz will advise clients on…
Federal government worker vaccine mandate. Hospitals vs. nurses on vaccine mandates. AMA response to Medicare physician fee schedule revisions. Boston, SF, San Diego. The end of nursing homes in Canada?
Biden drug price reform plan. PhRMA response. Vax or tax mandate: CEO response. Cost differences for infused drugs. COVID-19: Should you attend a football game? The beer police.
Can you make a telehealth visit from Virginia to a Maryland physician? Florida vaccination rates rising. Ida hits New York. State-by-state school spending and education outcomes California vaccine mandate for health workers
Today teams in the National Football League (NFL) made their final roster cuts. In most years, your ability to make the final roster of an NFL team is dependent on one factor: how well can you play football. This year, however, some teams used additional criteria to determine whether a player made the team. ESPN…
Co-pays for COVID hospitalizations. Impact of price negotiations on Part D premiums. Accelerated Approval and Value-Based Pricing? Halo Health CEO interview. Living in LA.
The principal force behind declining happiness has been… The problem of tinkering with the safety net. Market power vs. adverse selection. New COVID detector. Has Baumol’s cost disease been cured?