Tag: Provider Consolidation

Connecticut’s “Unprecedented” Number of Hospital Mergers

The Connecticut Health Investigative Team has an article out looking at the “unprecedented” number of hospital mergers in the state – and what these changes mean for consumers. Continue reading

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Bloomberg Opinion: “Bigger Hospitals Mean Higher Prices, Not Better Care”

Evidence continues to show that when it comes to provider consolidation, the rhetoric is about efficiency, but the reality is higher prices for consumers. Continue reading

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“Hospital Consolidation Generally Results in Higher Prices”

An article in the New York Times looks at an issue that’s been on our radar for a while – that “hospitals have been merging and snapping up physician networks to improve their bargaining power with health insurers and to capture a larger share of the patient pool.” Continue reading

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Provider “Mergers and Consolidations Continue at a Ferocious Pace”

As health care costs continue to rise, there is increasing focus on the factors driving costs higher for consumers and employers. Two recent publications add to the growing body of evidence that provider consolidation is one of the primary factors driving health care costs. Continue reading

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ICYMI — New York Times: Research shows “hospital charges…are the largest driver of medical inflation”

An article in the New York Times highlights evidence showing that exorbitant prices for medical services are driving costs higher, making health care coverage more expensive for individuals, families and employers. Continue reading

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JAMA Article Finds Consolidation Leads to Higher Prices

A new article in the Journal of the American Medical Association looks at the advantages and drawbacks associated with hospital consolidation. Continue reading

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Long Island Business News: Hospital Mergers are Driving Up Health Care Costs

A Long Island Business News article says that “hospital mergers [are] driving up health care costs.” Continue reading

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ICYMI: Wave of Hospital Mergers Leading to Higher Costs for Consumers, Employers

With an increase in the number of hospital mergers across the country, the New York Times and Boston Globe recently examined the “rhetoric versus reality” of hospital consolidation for consumers and employers. Continue reading

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Chart of the Day: Hospital Mergers and Acquisitions

Check out this chart from the New York Times on hospital mergers and acquisitions and be sure to read our blog post yesterday on the accompanying article. Continue reading

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Provider Consolidation: Rhetoric vs. Reality

An article in the New York Times says that increased provider consolidation may increase health care costs and impact consumers, as “bigger hospitals may lead to bigger bills for patients.” Continue reading

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