Healthcare Consolidation: Will Concentration of Marketpower Lead to Consumer Issues?

The groundswell of mergers and acquisitions in the healthcare industry–not only among hospitals but involving physician practices, outpatient clinics, and other healthcare providers–may lead to consumer concerns in the future, according to an analysis published by Shawn Radcliffe on www.healthline.com. From community impact, to restrictions in choice, to increased consumer costs, the shifting balance of marketpower is viewed in some quarters as a cause for concern. Read the article here…

 

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