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Competition in Health Care

The health care industry is changing rapidly, and not just the market for medical insurance. How does competition among providers affect the health care market as organizations vie for the best quality and the lowest health care costs?

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New Marketplace

Aggregators, Innovators, and the Resurgence of National Physician Practices

A perspective on the growth of NPPs and the ideological divide between for-profit and nonprofit providers.

Goals for Health Care Price Transparency and How to Measure Its Success

New Marketplace

Defining the Goals of Health Care Price Transparency: Not Just Shopping Around

What policymakers, providers, and payers need to do to make price transparency successful.

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New Marketplace

Addressing Generic-Drug Market Failures — The Case for Establishing a Nonprofit Manufacturer

A consortium of hospitals and health plans is establishing a nonprofit generic-drug manufacturer to produce a steady supply of affordable essential drugs and stimulate competition in generic-drug markets.

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New Marketplace

Effective Consolidation: A Model for Reform Through Payer-Provider Integration

UPMC’s payer-provider partnership integrates real-time data to support improved clinical decision-making and optimizes clinical and financial performance.

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New Marketplace

Amazon and CVS: Short-Lived Unicorns in Health Care, or Healers of the “Tapeworm”?

Will Amazon–Berkshire Hathaway–JP Morgan and CVS-Aetna change the health care game? To one health care employer purchaser, these announcements feel a lot like Groundhog Day.

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New Marketplace

We Can’t Spend All Our Money on Health Care

We have to think about how much we want to spend on health according to how much it’s worth to us at the margin.

Care Redesign

Patient Satisfaction Surveys

Although, not everyone agrees on exactly what or how to measure it, patient satisfaction has become an integral part of the current health care delivery system.

Leadership

How to Have a High-Performing Employed Medical Group Without a Hospital Subsidy

It’s a generally accepted view that all hospital-employed physician groups are constitutionally incapable of operating without financial support from the hospital. PinnacleHealth Medical Group found that commonsense tactics can eliminate the need for hospitals to expend precious resources to support employed physicians.

New Marketplace

Reframing the Conversation on Drug Pricing

We can’t afford for current trends to continue. There is only one solution.

New Marketplace

The MACRA Final Rule: Five Crucial Questions Asked and Answered

MACRA could be bigger than Obamacare for physicians, yet many “barely know anything about it.”

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