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Bigger, yes, but better? UnitedHealth Group's planned acquisition of Sierra Health leaves some wary of a trend that could disrupt service, payment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17427623     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
"Oh no. Not again." That was one CEO's reaction to UnitedHealth's deal for Sierra, Nevada's top health insurer. Recent takeovers, including the WellPoint/Anthem deal, have left bad memories. "Since then, the race downward on payments has been dramatic, so you can see why these kinds of mergers create a lot of anxiety", says Lawrence Matheis, left.
Laura B Benko
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Modern healthcare     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0160-7480     ISO Abbreviation:  Mod Healthc     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-12     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7801798     Medline TA:  Mod Healthc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-7, 16, 1     Citation Subset:  H    
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MeSH Terms
Health Facility Merger*
Hospitals, State / economics
Hospitals, University / economics*
Insurance Carriers*
Insurance Claim Reporting
Insurance, Health, Reimbursement / trends*
Organizational Culture
Problem Solving

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