The deal also signals a doubling down on an ambulatory strategy to succeed under value-based care arrangements.
Optum’s recent acquisition of SCA has the potential to alter the outpatient surgery landscape more than any other transaction or piece of legislation in recent history.
The level of uncertainty around the future of the U.S. healthcare delivery system has made many consumers and providers skeptical of its near-term and future stability.
Healthcare organizations need to pursue clinical integration if they expect to flourish in an environment defined by value-based reimbursement.
Before provider organizations choose a path toward clinical integration, they need to understand their existing capabilities and the dynamics of their markets.
Given the high level of merger and acquisition activity in the market, employing a well-defined approach to acquisition assessment is imperative to success.
In this follow-up to our webinar “Healthcare Acquisitions: The Key to Integrated Care in a Value-Based Environment,” Senior Manager Matt Sturm takes a few additional questions.
As organizations pursue clinical integration strategies, many are asking whether they should build or buy clinical services, or align with providers to offer a comprehensive portfolio of services.
According to the “Rule of Three” in business and economics, all major industry sectors, no matter how fragmented, ultimately coalesce such that no more than three full-line generalist mega players together dominate the market. Most healthcare provider markets today are moving in that direction; some are already there. But the most dramatic changes are still to come.
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