Physician-Hospital Integration

Monday, June 13, 2016: 1:15 PM-2:45 PM
G55 (Huntsman Hall)
Christopher Ody

The share of physician practices owned by hospitals or with tight contractual relationships with hospitals has grown substantially in recent years. The three papers in this session examine different parts of that phenomenon. The papers quantify the extent to which hospitals are acquiring physician practices, as well as how the acquisition of physician practices by hospitals affects prices, utilization, and the quality of care. The session's papers span differing time periods, geographies, and patient populations.

1:15 PM
Association of Financial Integration Between Physicians and Hospitals With Commercial Health Care Prices

Author(s): Hannah Neprash; Michael E. Chernew; John Michael McWilliams

Discussant: Laurence Baker

1:35 PM
The Effect of Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices on Prices and Spending

Author(s): Christopher Ody; Dr. Cory Capps; David Dranove

Discussant: Lawton R Burns

1:55 PM
How Vertical Integration Affects Health Outcomes and Total Costs for Medicare Recipients

Author(s): Nathan E. Wilson; Thomas Koch; Brett Wendling

Discussant: Robert Town