Anybody on the payer side want to comment on month-over-month cost trends in 2021? Interested in commercial and/or MA. I have data from CMS through June, and it looks like the bottom of the trough was right around year end, and Q22021 saw a steep increase in costs. But I don’t have data after June, and this is just for a subset of Medicare FFS benes.
I’m just trying to figure out which way the wind is blowing, is Delta suppressing costs over the summer, or are elective procedures and whatever else continuing?