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prefer HMO plans (38%) over preferred provider
organization (PPO) only plans (35%), with 27% of
employers offering employees a choice of products
(HMO, PPO, and indemnity). The advent of healthcare reform has provided an
opportunity for healthcare companies to reposition themselves with new relationships both within
and outside their traditional domains. One strategy includes healthcare insurers realigning their
business model to control costs. For example, the
insurance company Humana is purchasing Concentra, which operates more than 300 medical centers, including many in Colorado. Another strategy
is to diversify through expanding into new lines
of business, such as Aetna, which has acquired
Medicity, a health technology company that has a
contract in Colorado with the Colorado Regional
Health Information Organization. Last, healthcare
companies are consolidating to maintain access
to capital and leverage economies of scale, such as
UnitedHealthCare, which has acquired Principal
The industry is undergoing a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/11/2013 for the course MGMT 231 taught by Professor Yu during the Spring '13 term at Bauder.
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