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Inpatient, Outpatient Volumes to Increase over the Next Decade

Led by an aging population and an increased incidence of chronic disease and conditions such as behavioral health, inpatient (IP) and outpatient (OP) volumes will continue to increase over the next decade, impacting how and where organizations deliver care, according to the 2024 Impact of Change analysis from Sg2, a Vizient company. The analysis anticipates […]

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What Happens When Your Insurer Is Also Your Doctor and Your Pharmacist

America’s health insurers don’t say this openly, but it isn’t a secret that many of them would like to be a little more like UnitedHealth Group. Just as Amazon is the e-commerce industry’s 800-pound gorilla, UnitedHealth has built a sprawling health services company that shows no sign of slowing down. With annual revenue of $372

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Lawmakers Eye Gilded Age Laws to Tame Healthcare Consolidation

An idea birthed in the Gilded Age is gaining traction as a way to counter increasing consolidation in the healthcare industry: banning the corporate practice of medicine. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, physicians and state legislatures grew concerned that corporations and monopolists were hiring and controlling company doctors whose first concern would no

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HCPE Insights: Operational Integration

Successful integration is key in order to maintain value in healthcare investments, according to experts who spoke on a panel at the 20th Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Private Equity & Finance Conference in Chicago on May 8th and 9th. Because healthcare service businesses are driven by people, a clear, communicated integration plan is essential

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