Hospitals see higher costs with provider consolidation

07/8/2013 | Healthcare Informatics online

A survey by the American College of Physician Executives showed 32% of responding hospitals and health systems reported increased costs following acquisition of physician practices, while 16% said the costs remained stable and 5% said costs fell. However, many respondents expected higher costs to be temporary, and they expect costs to fall as they move to new payment models.

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