OLDWICK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The once plentiful population of health plans owned by hospitals, physician groups or integrated health care delivery systems has diminished steadily over the past decade. During that period, we have seen larger national health plans—more flush with cash—acquiring some regional provider-owned plans in order to gain membership in target markets and more favorable provider contracts. However, this trend has recently slowed. In the wake of health care reform, A.M. Best Co. believes as the health care community seeks ways to improve coordination of care, reimbursement and understanding of local market needs, there may be a renewed interest by providers to create or acquire health plans.
In 2009, for the provider-owned plans in this study:
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