Health System Consolidation and Impact on Providing Care, Products or Services an Insight Report™ On Commercial Insurance.
Consolidation among hospitals and health systems continues to increase and is now extensive in many markets. This activity comes from mergers and acquisitions, along with the trend of larger organizations gaining market share from smaller competitors. The rate of consolidation varies by market but is increasing for a number of reasons.
These may include a reaction to health insurer consolidation, changes in reimbursement and the focus on value-based health care, outcomes-based contracting, and the growing use of alternate sites of care.
Although, hospital consolidation has been driven to create large health systems to expedite the scale necessary to achieve operating efficiencies and compete for more cost-conscious consumers, “the jury is still out” on whether these mergers have delivered on that promise.
Through today, the ACA has changed the U.S. market in ways intended and unintended. With a new President promising to repeal it, significant change will occur over the next two years affecting consolidation strategies in the health care delivery system.
The 18-page report’s Table of Contents:
– Risk and Employers
– Hospitals/Health Systems Direct Contracting
- Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
- Medical Devices
– AMI Insight
Published: November 2016