The Coming Conglomerate

April 2011
HealthLeaders Magazine;Apr2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p43
The article discusses the implication of the improving business case for health plan conglomerates in the U.S. The accountable care organization (ACO) projects or bundled payment initiatives are credited for the development. Eric Parmenter of the Health and Welfare Consulting Group predicts the inclusion of in-house payment function in the future plans of hospitals. According to David Hinkel of Towers Watson, solving problems first is the key to a successful relationship with payers. INSETS: TEAM-BASED CARE UNDER RISK-BEARING CONTRACTING;Dispensing Information, Saving Costs.


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