SEP-14(2)

In this issue: Obama Care has brought a classic cost-benefit question in health care to the forefront: How to improve health care while controlling costs? We present a number of analyses, first looking at whether increased insurance coverage compensates for potential losses. Then we discuss several ways a more classic antitrust conflict—preserving competition vs. encouraging […]

Redefining Care and Competition Models in Health Care

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kenneth Field, Sep 30, 2014 Believe it or not, antitrust enforcers, health system executives, and the drafters of the Affordable Care Act all have the same goals in mind. Everyone involved seeks to ensure and increase access to high-quality, low-cost care for patients. […]

Health Care Benefits vs. Costs: Are We Making the Right Choices?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Albert Metz, Sep 30, 2014 America has a new health care system, which attempts to increase coverage at less cost. There are doubts that it is in fact doing so, but that should not be a surprise to anyone. We have […]

The Evolution of Efficiencies and Treatment of Quality of Care Defenses in Light of Changing Health Care Industry Dynamics

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Helen Kim, Dionne Lomax, Sep 30, 2014 The consolidation of health care markets and the impact of this consolidation on prices, costs, and quality, has been a hotly debated topic in the health care industry. Hospitals across the country are merging and acquiring […]

Integrating to Enhance Value and Quality vs. Preserving Competition to Maintain Lower Prices

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle J. Mark Waxman, Sep 30, 2014 The Affordable Care Act, the Triple Aim (targeting enhanced quality and patient satisfaction, engaging in population health, and reducing per capita costs), and the need for capital and infrastructure to change from a fee-based system of care […]

Is the Affordable Care Act the Catalyst to Merger Efficiency Reform?

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Andrew Mann, George Paul, Sep 30, 2014 Recently, the Obama Administration has reshaped the healthcare industry and encouraged collaborations among competitors as a way to drive skyrocketing costs down and improve the efficiency of the delivery of healthcare to Americans. But are the […]

Patient Outcomes vs. Competition: Squaring the Circle in FTC v. St. Lukes

This article is part of a Chronicle. See more from this Chronicle Kent Bernard, Sep 30, 2014 Whether the District Court decision in FTC v. St. Luke’s is a significant step in the evolution of the application of antitrust law to health care, or whether it is merely a “one off” resulting from the tactical decisions […]