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Leanza Tupfer

Leanza Tupfer
Leanza Tupfer is a new (and young!) contributor to The Doctor Weighs In. She graduated with a B.A. in Political Economy with a concentration in Health Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She is passionate about the healthcare industry's policy and business challenges.

Digital Health: A Review of Investing Trends from 2015 to 2016

Funding for digital health continues to to be robust, but what is being funded has changed as the market continues to mature.

When it Comes to Telemedicine, Who is Paying for What?

Telemedicine reimbursement policies vary by payer. Leanza Tupfer reviews what is covered based on type of payer (Medicare, Medicaid, Private Plans).

Getting to the Bottom of Generic Drug Price Increases

There are a number of factors that explain the recent spike in generic drug prices. Although, to date, only a small percentage of generics have been involved, it creates a huge financial burden for patients needing them.

Why California’s Proposition 61 is So Important

One result of recent drug price increases is that policymakers are pushing for caps on drug pricing. One example is California's Proposition 61, called the Drug Price Standards Initiative.