Leavitt Partners White Paper: Limited Competition in Health Care Provider and Payer Markets

Leavitt Partners releases a health care white paper: “Limited Competition in Health Care Provider and Payer Markets,” which provides insights into which markets demonstrate more or less competitive provider and payer dynamics.

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Leavitt Partners white paper: Limited Competition in Health Care Provider and Payer Markets

Leavitt Partners white paper: Limited Competition in Health Care Provider and Payer Markets

With more than 900 variables now at our fingertips to assess market variation, we believe this white paper provides the first of many insights that incorporates analytics to highlight relevant market trends and distinctions.

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Drawing from an ongoing study, Leavitt Partners latest white paper sheds light on the healthcare payer and provider competitive landscape in large urban markets across the country. As health care decision makers seek to understand how markets are evolving, it is important to understand the relative bargaining power of payers and providers. National trends do not tell the full story. Health care markets are not created equal, and payer and provider competition differs market to market. The white paper examines how competitive markets are and how they compare to others nationally.

Highlights of the analysis include:

  • Most provider markets are concentrated. Based on Department of Justice guidelines, 93 percent of all provider markets are highly concentrated and 97 percent are moderately or highly concentrated.
  • Large urban markets with more than one million people are relatively less concentrated, with 58 percent of provider markets being moderately or highly concentrated.
  • Relatively few payers are competing in the majority markets. Sixty-five percent of all payer markets are highly concentrated and 98 percent of markets are moderately or highly concentrated.
  • In large urban markets, 98 percent of payer markets are moderately or highly concentrated.
Andrew Croshaw, president of Leavitt Partners Consulting, said, “With more than 900 variables now at our fingertips to assess market variation, we believe this white paper provides the first of many insights that incorporates analytics to highlight relevant market trends and distinctions. Our key findings and implications can assist interested stakeholders for growth and success.”

If you’re interested in downloading the full report or learning more about the Leavitt Partners’ Market Analytic Platform (LP MAP) please visit LeavittPartners.com.

About Leavitt Partners

Leavitt Partners is a health care intelligence business. The firm delivers collaborative, high-value intelligence that helps clients transition to new models of care. Through its member-based collaboration called Health Intelligence Partners™ and direct services to clients, the consulting firm provides the best available window to the future of American health care. For more information visit LeavittPartners.com or call (801) 538-5082.


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