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We are a research-based health care management consulting firm. We work with providers, payers and suppliers to keep them informed of the evolving health care landscape and how it affects them. Our goal is to identify the right data sources, provide fresh insights, and help our clients execute initiatives that move their ventures forward. Our clients include:

  • Pharmaceutical and medical device companies
  • Integrated health systems, physician groups and other providers
  • Venture capital firms and private equity managers

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Business & Health Highlights

Value-based Medicare payments augment health care disparities instead of improving them, JAMA article contends

Although paying physicians based on the quality of the care they provide rather than on a fee-for-service basis seems like it would help eliminate disparities in care, it may instead be exacerbating those disparities, according to an article published online Feb. 21 in JAMA.    The author, Rita Rubin, points...

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Carolinas HealthCare changes name to Atrium Health, merges with Navicent

Carolinas HealthCare changes name to Atrium Health, merges with Navicent Last Wednesday, Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System (CHCS) announced that it was changing its name to Atrium Health. The next day, it announced that it had signed a letter of intent for Macon, Ga.-based Navicent Health to become part of the health system. 

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Hospitals profit from the 340B program but fail to improve care for vulnerable patients, research indicates

The 340B Drug Discount Program has made it possible for participating hospitals to reap financial benefits, but the hospitals do not appear to be using the additional revenue as the program intended, according to study results published online Jan. 24 by The New England Journal of Medicine.  The program requires...

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