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 pockets from their parent organizations, but locally based systems likely will seek mergers or develop tighter affiliations within Seattle's large clinically integrated networks. IDNs and their associated CINs will continue to build on direct-employer contracts, while insurers respond with narrow network designs and new options incorporating virtual visits to offer lower premiums. Chronic disease management is another priority with state wellness programs tackling diabetes and IDNs offering enhanced women’s health services and cancer care. Continued consolidation is likely among provider groups and IDNs, a trend kicked off by the planned merger between CHI Franciscan and Virginia Mason.


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