Fierce Healthcare reports that patient demand for primary care and surgical care services remains below pre-pandemic levels, and patient visits “delayed” or “deferred” during the COVID-19 pandemic may be permanently lost, according to a new analysis. At the same time, the number of commercially insured patients decreases while healthcare costs continue to rise. In a 146-page report, Trilliant Health, a healthcare analytics company, outlines 13 macro trends influencing the healthcare industry including population migration, telehealth adoption, competition from new entrants, and healthcare costs. The company’s analysis is based on third-party data resources and the company’s proprietary all-payer claims database that informs longitudinal patient journeys for more than 300 million Americans. Read more.