Archive for January 11th, 2017

Tenet To Sell Multiple Hospitals & Exit Health Plan Business

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

tenet1Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare is seeking to further refine its hospital operations portfolio by selling hospitals in noncore markets………..Tenet expects to fully exit the health plan business this year.

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Are PPO Networks the Worst Negotiators in the World?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

unlockppo“An industry insider shared an example that I’ll anonymize. An analysis was done for a school district and one of the things looked at was where lab tests were done. This school district had nearly 1,500 metabolic profiles in the measurement period and paid well over $200,000 when they should have only paid under $10,000. Direct contracting/cash prices averaged 96% less in their market. That’s an average of $150 a test for what should be a $7 test.”

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