Nota Bene Episode 49: The Economics of Healthcare Consolidation with Economist Susan Manning


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As the healthcare industry redefines their missions, their services, and the delivery of their services, we’re exploring the economic factors driving consolidation in the healthcare industry.

Joining host Michael Cohen is economist Susan H. Manning, Ph.D. is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, based in the Washington D.C. office. She is Chief Operating Officer in the Center for Healthcare Economics and Policy within the Economic Consulting segment. Dr. Manning has over 30 years of economics and litigation consulting experience, including extensive expertise in antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, international trade, and regulatory policy analysis.

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What We Cover in This Episode:

What are the overarching trends in consolidation in the healthcare industry?

Who are the new players entering the healthcare market?

What factors are driving the consolidation?

Why is scale important and needed to deliver the type of healthcare services patients are expecting?

How are physicians and hospitals becoming more proactive in managing societal health?

What is population management in healthcare? What factors must be considered?

How are hospitals using predictive analytics to determine the characteristics of their patient population?

How has consolidation impacted the competitive landscape in the healthcare industry?

Are there limitations to capturing accurate statistics on the effects of hospital consolidation?

Do acquiring hospitals have their own analytics and information on improvements?

What are the five basic types of the reform proposals that are being considered?


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