Burdened by low reimbursements and a high uninsured population, Birmingham’s providers will continue strengthening collective bargaining networks and enhancing services to attract higher-paying, commercially insured patients. The addition of two new proton therapy centers by 2020 will help position Birmingham as a leading destination in the Southeast for specialty care. Meanwhile, incentives from The Alabama Medicaid Agency to improve care and outcomes for Medicaid recipients could better position the market for commercial payment reform. An emphasis on generic drug utilization is likely to drive cost-savings.
Knoxville | Tennessee | 2019 | Market Overview (Event Driven)
Although Knoxville is slowly advancing on the innovation scale, the closure of Tennova Healthcare’s Physicians Regional Medical Center and strained contract negotiations between insurers and reimburse...
Providence | Rhode Island | 2019 | Market Overview (Event Driven)
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Salt Lake City | Utah | 2019 | Market Overview (Event Driven)
Salt Lake City's healthcare stakeholders in the market experiment and take on risk. The top health systems are heavily integrated and operate clinically integrated networks and health plans. Inter...
Charleston | South Carolina | 2019 | Market Overview (Event Driven)
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina is the dominant insurer in the market and state and relies on its clout and size when doing business, leaving it to health systems to drive change. Health system...