A costly side effect of hospital mergers: Higher prices

Filed Under: Costs, Providers

Summary: Mergers and acquisitions have swept the health care landscape. The effects? Higher prices. Greg David writes in Crain’s New York Business, comparing price increases in the New York area (15.3 percent in the last five years) with nationwide increases (12 percent). Click here to read more from the post.    

Hospitals, doctors and insurers feeling the market’s force

One big hospital, St. Luke’s, has come to dominate the health-care marketplace in Boise, Idaho, according to an article in The New York Times by Julie Creswell and Reed Abelson, and other cities and regions are experiencing similar consolidations. “A little over half of the 1,400 doctors in southwestern Idaho are employed by St. Luke’s […]