Paul Ginsburg, PhD, Discusses Trends in Physician and Hospital Integration

Paul Ginsburg, PhD, President, Center for Studying Health System Change, says that consolidation plays a role in healthcare costs regarding the shift in hospital and provider market power.

Dr Ginsburg says that there is a high rate of hospital mergers and significant growth of hospital employment of physicians. "So, in a sense probably the most dramatic changes in the market are in the vertical integration, said Dr Ginsburg," "The aquisition of physician practices by hospitals." 

This video was taken at AHIP's ACO Summit in Washington, DC on May 15, 2013.

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