Healthcare Industry Consolidation and Expansion

Over the past few years, the healthcare supply chain in the United States has been undergoing intense consolidation. Hospitals networks are buying physician practices. Large physician practices are acquiring smaller practices. Even insurance companies are buying medical clinics. United Healthcare purchased DaVita Medical Group in December 2017, and, CVS is in the process of purchasing [...]

By |2018-11-13T19:22:22+00:00November 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Consolidation

The healthcare industry has been undergoing consolidation for many years. The newest trend involves hospitals purchasing physician practices, taking over office administration, adding the doctor and his employees to their payroll. On the surface, this doesn’t seem like it would make much difference, but when we look deeper, the impact on costs is significant. Let’s [...]

By |2018-04-20T18:28:33+00:00April 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In the Dark

  Monday, my daughter sent me this photo from the path of totality. It caused me to reflect on many things, including my business, employee benefits. Over the past decade, insurance rates have increased by double digits, year after year. Meanwhile insurance carrier’s profits have almost doubled over that same time frame. (Source) In a [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:14:42+00:00April 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments