December 27, 2023

Healthcare Lawsuits To Watch in 2024

Good article on the healthcare lawsuits to watch in 2024, including many challenging the Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Medicare drug price negotiations as well as preventive service mandates in the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

#aca #ira #exchanges #obamacare #drugpricing

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Lower Quality When Private Equity Firms Acquire Hospitals

There is a lot of good data on hospital combinations leading to higher costs and no improvement in quality.  This study points to a rise in adverse events after a private equity takeover of a hospital.  This is despite the pool of lower risk patients in PE targeted hospitals.

Additional article here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/publichealthpolicy/practicemanagement/108014

#mergers #acquisitions #hospitals

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Insurtech Overview In 2023

Interesting review of insurtechs in 2023.  In general, insurtechs have been a huge disappointment for investors over the years and the companies have failed to make important gains in the market.  Some entities stabilized and did better in 2023, while others continued their fall.

(Article may require a subscription.)

#insurtechs #digitalhealth #medicareadvantage #healthcare

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— Marc S. Ryan

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