Posted by Prealize Health ● January 7, 2022

Two Becker's Publications Reference 2022 State of Health Report

Spine patient visits expected to increase 7% in 2022

Becker's Spine Review

January 6, 2022


Joint pain medical encounters are projected to increase 22 percent in 2022, with spine-related visits expected to rise 7 percent, according to a Jan. 5 report by predictive analytics company Prealize Health.

Five notes:

  1. Exercise keeps musculoskeletal systems healthy, but the stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic led to people exercising less and an increase in sedentary lifestyle, with average daily sitting time for Americans increasing by about 28 percent, a Frontiers in Psychology study found.

Read more from the original article on Becker's Spine Review



Insurers can expect a rise in claims for these 7 conditions & 5 more study insights

Becker's ASC Review

January 7, 2022


Six studies to know from the last two weeks: 

  1. Payers should brace for an increase in claims related to joint pain, cardiomyopathy and diabetes, among others, this year, according to a report from health insights company Prealize. Here are the seven medical conditions insurers can expect to see a rise in claims for. 
  2. Nurse employment remained low while wages increased during the first 15 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, suggesting a tightening labor market, according to a study published Jan. 4 in Health Affairs.

Read more from the original article at Becker's ASC Review

Topics: State of Health