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Healthcare M&A Leads to 90% of Markets Being Highly Consolidated

August 8, 2018 - The recent uptick in healthcare merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is leading to significant market consolidation, particularly among providers organizations, a recent Commonwealth Fund analysis revealed. The majority of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) analyzed by health economics experts from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health were...


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Care Integration Driving Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Improving the integration of care across the continuum is the top driver of healthcare mergers and acquisitions, according to a recent Premier Inc. survey. The survey of 45 healthcare C-suite leaders found that almost one-quarter (24...

255 Healthcare Merger and Acquisition Deals Announced in Q2 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare stakeholders announced 255 healthcare merger and acquisition (M&A) deals in the second quarter of 2018, a new report from the Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) showed. The 255 announced healthcare...

When Should Providers Consider a Strategic Hospital Acquisition?

by Jacqueline LaPointe

For many small hospitals, remaining independent as the healthcare industry hurdles toward value-based purchasing, population health management, and other transformations is a source of pride even if the organization has one foot in the...

Beth Israel, Lahey Health Hospital Merger May Up Costs, MA AG Says

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The proposed hospital merger between Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health is facing pushback from the Massachusetts Attorney General despite a previous endorsement from a key state board. Local news sources are reporting...

Healthcare Mergers, Increased Access to Boost Medical Costs 6%

by Jacqueline LaPointe

PwC’s Health Research Institute (HRI) predicts medical costs for employers to grow 6 percent in 2019 as healthcare mergers and more convenient care access options drive up healthcare costs and utilization. The medical cost trend is...

Partners HealthCare, Harvard Pilgrim Consider Healthcare Merger

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Partners HealthCare and Harvard Pilgrim may be heading for a healthcare merger as the organizations consider a partnership to reduce costs and improve outcomes. “As the healthcare environment changes and insurers and providers...

Hospital Merger and Acquisition Activity Still Strong in Q1 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Health system and hospital merger and acquisition activity continues to be strong, with 30 transactions announced in the first quarter of 2018, recently reported consulting firm Kaufman Hall. 2017 was a record year for health system and...

Healthcare Mergers, Consolidation Increase Patient Safety Risks

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions, institutional affiliations, shared service agreements, and other healthcare consolidation activities may help organizations realize economies of scale and other financial benefits. But a recent JAMA...

Healthcare Mergers, Acquisitions Activity Strong in Q1 of 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Healthcare mergers and acquisitions are off to a strong start after ending a record-breaking year in 2017. Merger and acquisition activity was up 13 percent in 2017 compared to the previous year, marking the highest number of recorded...

Advocate, Aurora Hospital Merger Deal Earns Regulatory Approval

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Federal and state authorities recently gave the proposed hospital merger between Illinois-based Advocate Health Care and Wisconsin-area Aurora Health Care the greenlight, the health systems announced in a joint press release. The health...

Hospitals Acquired 5K Independent Practices from 2015 to 2016

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Hospital acquisitions of independent practices continued, with another 5,000 physician practices acquired by hospitals from July 2015 to July 2016, a recent Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) and Avalere Health analysis showed. The...

UNC Health Care, Atrium Health Scrap Hospital Merger Deal

by Jacqueline LaPointe

North Carolina-based UNC Health Care and Atrium Health recently announced that they will no longer pursue a hospital merger deal that would create one of the largest health systems in the country. “After months of discussions and...

Bon Secours, Mercy Health Engaging in Hospital Merger Talks

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Maryland-based Bon Secours Health System recently announced its intent to engage in a hospital merger deal with Mercy Health in Ohio and Kentucky. The Catholic health systems are currently engaged in merger talks, with a final deal...

State Green Lights Partners, Mass. Eye and Ear Hospital Merger

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Massachusetts public health officials recently approved a proposed hospital merger between the state’s largest hospital system, Partners HealthCare, and specialty hospital Massachusetts Eye and Ear. The Public Health Council...

Doctors to HHS: Level the Playing Field for Independent Practices

by Jacqueline LaPointe

In the face of increased hospital consolidation, HHS should better support independent practices and develop policies that allow solo providers to compete with hospitals and health systems, the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI) recently...

Partners, Care New England Move Ahead with Hospital Merger Deal

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts recently announced that it has signed a definitive hospital merger agreement to add Rhode Island-based Care New England Health System to its hospital system. The health systems signed a letter of...

Blue Cross NC Says Carolinas, UNC Hospital Merger Will Raise Costs

by Jacqueline LaPointe

The potential hospital merger deal between Carolinas HealthCare System and UNC Health Care recently hit another roadblock. Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) announced that the organization opposes the proposed health...

Healthcare Merger, Acquisition Deal Value Increased 145% in 2017

by Jacqueline LaPointe

Despite the number of healthcare merger and acquisitions deals dipping slightly in 2017, deal value significantly increased by 145.8 percent, reaching a total of $175.2 billion, a new PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) report revealed. In 2017,...

6 Major Hospital Merger Deals Making Headlines in 2018

by Jacqueline LaPointe

In 2017, the healthcare industry saw a boom of hospital merger announcements. And many of those deals are set to close in 2018 pending federal and state regulatory review. Hospital merger and acquisition activity last year was well on its...

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