Healthcare economist Paul Keckley looks at the wave of big health insurance company mergers and what they might mean for providers.
“At this juncture, everything has to be on the table for hospitals and health systems. There can be no sacred cows. Maybe instead of owning, sharing is key. Maybe instead of patients, it’s about consumers as individuals. Maybe instead of capital for bricks and sticks, it’s clicks and tools for care coordination. Maybe instead of physicians as customers, it’s physicians as partners. And maybe instead of a value proposition premised on convenience and access, it’s about proven care at known prices.”