Research Report Addressing Pricing Power in Health Care Markets: Principles and Policy Options to Strengthen and Shape Markets
The Final Report of the Academy’s Panel on Pricing Power in Health Care Markets
Robert A. Berenson, G. William Hoagland, David Dranove, Sherry A. Glied, Bob Kocher, William E. Kramer, Ronald Levy, Doug P. McKeever, Keith B. Pitts, Barak D. Richman, James C. Robinson, James Roosevelt, John W. Rowe, Nicholas Wolter
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Robert A Berenson, MD, Institute Fellow, led and co-chaired, along with G. William Hoagland, a panel of national experts—including hospital leaders, insurance and antitrust experts, economists and others—who developed an agreed-upon set of principles to address the negative impact of increased market power in local health care markets, as well as a continuum of policies that government could take to remedy the issue of limited competition. You can download the full report above.
Additional Documents (leaving the UI web site):

Read more from NASI here

You can read Dr. Berenson’s blog about the issue on Urban Wire here (leaving the UI web site)

Policy Principles

Policy Options

Press Release (leaving the UI web site)

Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Federal health care reform Health care delivery and payment Health equity State health care reform Hospitals and physicians Private insurance Health care systems and managed care plans Medicare
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