The number of private practice acquisitions by hospital systems has increased by 128% since 2012. The last decade has also seen changes in hospital-acquired or hospital-created insurance plans. While private equity has seen huge growth in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, they’re not alone.
Hospital networks and healthcare systems will continue to merge, acquire, and grow their offerings with hospital-based insurance plans and doctor networks in 2020 and beyond. Expect hospital systems to continue to push for an umbrella model of care to keep patients loyal to (or locked into) their services.