Nashville’s IDNs are expanding outside the immediate metro area in response to rapid population growth and evolving their care continuums, provider alignment, clinical integration and reimbursement strategies. Vanderbilt University Medical Center completed its first hospital acquisition by purchasing Tennova Healthcare—Lebanon (now Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital) from Community Health Systems and is deepening its pediatric service lines, while Ascension Saint Thomas is expanding oncology and women’s services alongside behavioral health. The market’s clinically integrated networks are likely to gain new members and clout in the post-COVID era as smaller providers gravitate to these networks for financial and clinical strength. Access to prescription drugs should improve in the longterm through improved patient access and telemedicine, but for now, hundreds of thousands of residents have lost their health insurance and prescription drug coverage amidst record high unemployment.


Related Reports

Kansas City | Missouri | 2020 | Market Overview Brief

Kansas City has traditional tendencies in healthcare delivery, with pockets of innovation in the payer space. HCA Midwest Health leads the health system sector, and the IDN has a fee-for-service ap...

View Details

Grand Rapids | Michigan | 2020 | Market Overview Brief

Healthcare in Grand Rapids is consolidating around Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, and Metro Health. Dominant insurer Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan continues to drive payment reform. The carrie...

View Details

Seattle | Washington | 2020 | Market Overview Brief

Seattle’s provider networks face revenue challenges as they move past the spring 2020 ban on elective procedures. The market's largest integrated delivery networks have the advantage of deeper pock...

View Details

Fresno | California | 2020 | Market Overview Brief

The opening of a new medical school in 2020 is expected to help alleviate physician shortage issues over time. Fresno is plagued by pollution and poverty and its residents suffer from high rates...

View Details