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5 Things Michigan: Capitol insiders, K-12 COVID outbreaks, Barriers to care

| Sep 10, 2021 | Michigan

Over the last few months, Patrick Jones has been doing great work leading our reporting of health reform and health policy in Michigan. He is part of a seven-member news room at State of Reform, led by our managing editor, Emily Boerger. It's a strong team I'm very honored to...[ Read More ]

Physician practice acquisitions accelerated during the pandemic, study finds

| Jun 30, 2021 | Federal

Physician acquisitions have accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to information from the Physicians Advocacy Institute (PAI). The latest data shows by January 2021, hospitals and other corporate entities owned close to half of all physician practices in the United States and employed close to 70% of all physicians in...[ Read More ]

What They're Watching: Lindsay Harris, Healthcare Management Administrators

Emily Boerger | Feb 24, 2020 | Washington

Lindsay Harris is the Chief Growth Officer at Healthcare Management Administrators, where she leads sales, marketing, client services, and product management for the organization. She joins us in this edition of “What They’re Watching” to discuss consolidation in the provider market.     “We're watching a number of things in...[ Read More ]

5 Things California: Public option, Glenn Raup, What you missed

| May 23, 2019 | California

With the May budget revise now out, the legislature is moving towards finalizing the fiscal plan for the state by June 15. We'll have more on that in our next issue of 5 Things. For this issue, we're tracking a few "whoa" moments out in California health care in the last few...[ Read More ]

AG Becerra on health care consolidation in California

Emily Boerger | May 21, 2019 | California

In a recent POLITICO California Pro Q&A with Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California AG commented on a broad range of topics, including consolidation in health care.     In March 2018, Becerra filed a lawsuit against Sutter Health, claiming the hospital system engaged in anti-competitive practices, resulting in higher...[ Read More ]

Growing (or Consolidation) Pains - Commentary by Aaron Katz

| Apr 7, 2014 | Washington

The American health care system has gone through spasms of consolidation over the years.  In the mid-1990s, various markets around the country experienced mergers of hospitals, a trend which slowed in the early 2000s, giving way to a spate of health plan consolidations.  The mid-2000s also saw medical practices merging...[ Read More ]