Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategies for Consolidation

Zuckerman, Alan M.
June 2011
Frontiers of Health Services Management;Summer2011, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p3
The passage of federal healthcare reform legislation, in combination with other factors, makes it likely that the next few years will be a major period of consolidation for healthcare organizations. This article examines the seven key forces reshaping healthcare delivery—from insurance industry consolidation to cost inflation to the increasing gap between financially strong and struggling providers—and provides advice for organizations on both sides of an acquisition.


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