Here are some questions to get your weekend reading started. Can Yelp predict hospital mortality? Can AI solve a radiologist shortage in the UK? How do we get the LA/Long Beach port back up and running? Why is CMS in Baltimore rather than DC? What to do when you’re down to your last diaper?
A taste of their own medicine? Impact of COVID-19 on mental health. COVID-19 vaccines work for veterans. No mandate but make the unvaccinated pay their own way? Patient-focused drug development.
Favorite paper. Covered California’s out-of-pocket drug max Google moves to first price auction. FDA on RWD for regulatory decision-making. NBA and health care fraud.
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”
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
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?