Peter Martin Writes “Hospital Mergers – A New Landscape” for Worcester Medicine
The Worcester District Medical Society published an article by Peter Martin in the January/February 2018 edition of its quarterly publication, Worcester Medicine. Below is an excerpt from the article.
Hospital price variation not based upon differences in the quality of care provided has been a public policy focus of the Health Policy Commission (HPC) for a number of years. One outcome of that effort is a process by which the HPC may review proposed hospital mergers for unwanted effects on hospital prices. Another result is a statutory proposal currently being considered that would penalize some high-cost hospitals for exceeding a hospital spending target.
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