When it comes to health system mergers, we always wonder if bigger is better. Some of our hospital clients think so. Some do not. But mergers are continuing in 2018, so we thought we’d take another look at the trend and some industry analysis.
As healthcare mergers and acquisitions continue at an alarming rate, it may come as no surprise that Aetna has a major corporation interested in buying them. However, which company that is comes as a shock to many.
In a time of increasing hospital mergers and health plan jitters, will executives be able to work together? There’s that trust factor. And beyond that, will the Federal Government continue to block and slow the merger mania?
Excessive healthcare costs continue in the United States. What can be done about it? While administrative burdens do suggest a single payer solution, there are other factors that can help, including pricing transparency and pharmaceutical prices. Why are there so many unneeded medical tests being performed?
What is the outlook for industry growth of outpatient centers in coming years? How are these surgery clinics structured? Who owns them? Join us as we seek answers to these questions and more from industry thought leaders. We also share the insider secret to boosting your ambulatory surgery center financial performance.
The future of healthcare is uncertain and dependent on several factors, such as whether or not the ACA will be repealed. No matter which healthcare delivery model prevails, certain challenges and obstacles are inevitable in the years ahead.
As hospitals continue to face Medicare payment reductions, marketplace healthcare payers continue consolidation while looking for innovative ways to provide services.
Will outpatient surgery centers be the new “normal” trend in healthcare? It looks like the answer to that question is, “yes”! As more patients seek out this option for care, ambulatory surgery procedures are improving with policies to decrease infection and wrong-site procedures, and increase price transparency.
What will be the fate of the Affordable Healthcare Act under the new administration? A look at The Healthcare Payer Situation early this year finds mergers blocked and a great deal of uncertainty about the exchanges.