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Hospitology and Healthcare Huddle – 05/01/2022

BUSINESS Strike. Around 5K Stanford nurses went on strike last week. The ask? Better pay and better staffing. The strike highlights a…

Medicare Disadvantage?

INSURANCE  Medicare Disadvantage? Some Medicare Advantage health plans have wrongfully denied or delayed prior authorizations and payment requests, according to a new…

The Next Frontier of Weight Loss

Eli Lilly’s diabetes drug, tirzepatide, led to a max 22.5% weight loss—or 52 pounds—in adults with obesity or overweight. Some have described tirzepatide’s effects…

The End.

Covid is still spreading through communities and is by no means “over.” However, this week, the government is likely to…

The Death and Life of the “Private Practice Physician”

BUSINESS The Death and Life of the “Private Practice Physician” Is the “private-practice physician” life dead? Around three out of four…

A $300M Company that Offers Little Value

Metabolic health company Levels raised $38M in Series A funding at a $300M valuation. Despite its grandiose valuation, I think the company offers…

Nurse Practitioner Independence

New York officially granted nurse practitioners (NPs) Full Practice Authority (FPA), allowing them to provide a wide range of services without supervision….

What’s Next for Digital Health?

A new Rock Health report shows that digital health funding in Q1 2022 slowed down compared to the previous quarter. Is venture…

Optum Acquires LHC Group for $5.4B

UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum will acquire home health and hospice company LHC Group for $5.4B. The acquisition highlights a growing…

U.S. Healthcare Spending 2021

National healthcare expenditures (NHE) are expected to have grown 4.2% in 2021 compared to 9.7% in 2020, a major slowdown in healthcare…

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