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With Healthcare Mergers Squeezing Competition, Patients Feel the Pinch

We know last year was a tremendous year for mergers and acquisitions in healthcare. One study by Kaufman Hall found that the number of mergers increased by 13% in 2017 compared to 2016, with twice as many “big-ticket” mergers last year. Many claim these mergers are good for the industry, particularly in terms of cost-savings. … Continue reading “With Healthcare Mergers Squeezing Competition, Patients Feel the Pinch”

Healthcare Loan Program Helps Create Captured Consumer

Patient Cost of Care is Top of Mind SAN DIEGO – Healthcare organizations that offer and promote long-term financing to help patients pay their cost of care stand a better chance of increasing market share and preventing network leakage. According to the third annual Healthcare Consumerism study sponsored by ClearBalance®, 90 percent of patients/consumers surveyed … Continue reading “Healthcare Loan Program Helps Create Captured Consumer”

In Waning Days of 2015 … Congress Pushes for Delay in Cadillac Tax

Jan. 7, 2016 — Lawmakers’ recent delay to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax gives Congress time to make adjustments to the regulation. In the election year, healthcare once again will factor heavily into campaign rhetoric. The delay, from 2018 to 2020, was included in a year-end tax and spending package that also makes … Continue reading “In Waning Days of 2015 … Congress Pushes for Delay in Cadillac Tax”