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Beth Israel-Lahey merger could raise healthcare spending

Beth Israel-Lahey merger could raise healthcare spending

A Beth Israel-Lahey health system combination would increase the merged system's leverage with commercial payers and potentially allow it to boost prices 5% to 10%, increasing spending by up to $250 million, a new report found.

Michigan-based Spectrum, Lakeland Health consider merger

Michigan-based Spectrum, Lakeland Health consider merger

Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health, one of Michigan's largest not-for-profit health systems, and Lakeland Health, a three-hospital system based in St. Joseph, have signed a letter of intent and expect to merge by Oct. 1, officials said Wednesday.

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Is private equity helping or hurting healthcare?

Some view third-party investment in physician practices as a vital trend that offers economies of scale that make healthcare more efficient. Others believe it fosters monopoly control while driving up prices. But nearly everyone agrees that further consolidation is coming.

Sanford Health to merge with Good Samaritan

Sanford Health to merge with Good Samaritan

Sanford Health will merge with Good Samaritan Society, mirroring other health systems that have made a play for long-term care providers to try to better coordinate care once patients leave the hospital.

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