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Prealize, an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled predictive analytics company, today announced the publication of a new report that explores key medical conditions payers and providers should proactively address in 2021. Healthcare utilization for preventive care, chronic care, and emergent care significantly decreased in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which will result in an influx of newly diagnosed and later stage conditions in 2021. Prealize’s 2021 State of Health Market Report: Bracing for Impact identifies the top at-risk conditions based on Prealize’s claims analysis and predictive analytics capabilities.
Report Background & Methodology
Many procedures and diagnoses fell significantly in 2020, with several dropping nearly 50% below 2019 levels between March and June. Total healthcare utilization fell 23% between March and August 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019.
To explore the full scope of healthcare utilization and procedural declines in 2020, and assess how those declines will impact patients’ health and payers’ pocketbooks in 2021, Prealize Health conducted an analysis of claims data from nearly 600,000 patients between March 2020 and August 2020.
Prealize identified the three predicted conditions likely to see the largest increase in healthcare utilization in 2021:
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