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Increasingly, hospitals have merged to form dominant health systems that can exert market power and charge anticompetitive prices that burden the… More
September 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
This brief explains how the provisions are used in practice to stifle competition, describes the variation in state laws, and offers best practices to state policymakers seeking to address provider market power. More
September 2021 Victoria Veltri, Kevin Lembo,
The Connecticut Healthcare Affordability Index is a new tool to help policymakers understand the real costs of health care and the challenges that Connecticut residents face in meeting their basic needs. More
August 2021 Alexandra D. Montague, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Jaime S. King,
This brief, the second in a series on health care consolidation, examines the variation in state merger review practices across the country and identify the key elements of a comprehensive state merger review framework. More
August 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Amy Y. Gu, Jaime S. King,
This blog post discusses President Biden’s recent executive order, which illustrates the administration’s focus on revitalizing competition across the country through a “whole of government” approach that encourages the federal agencies to leverage their knowledge, data, and resources in support of competition. More
June 2021 Jennifer Sayles, MD, MPH, Deepti Kanneganti, Michael Bailit,
States with health care cost growth targets (or benchmarks) need to perform analyses on data collected from payers and providers to identify factors driving health care spending levels and health care spending growth. This report presents an analytic framework for analyses that monitor impact of the target, as well as a series of 11 recommended standard reports. More
June 2021 Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, Jaime S. King,
In the first of a series of three Milbank issue briefs, Katherine L. Gudiksen, Alexandra D. Montague, and Jaime S. King of The Source for Healthcare Price and Competition describe actions taken by federal and state policymakers to address the consequences of health care provider concentration through increased price transparency, improved merger review, oversight of anticompetitive conduct, and increased competition through a public option. More
April 2021 Rachel Block,
An overview of the state and local markets in Rhode Island, factors that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considers when analyzing proposed mergers, and the state’s policy options for a proposed merger. More
March 2021 Rachel Block, Kevin McAvey,
Nevertheless, with the passage of the No Surprises Act in December 2020, Congress took several steps to protect those most acutely impacted by our system’s lack of transparency and to invest in state data capacity to better understand local health care markets. More
March 2021 Christopher F. Koller,
When the cost-shifting game stops, and people get serious about the toll of underlying health care costs — on household and state budgets, economic competitiveness, and foregone investments in other public services — the focus turns to measurement to understand health care costs in particular markets, cost changes, and what is driving them. More
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