Research and Markets: Charlotte's Hospitals Are Highly Consolidated, With Carolina's Healthcare System and Presbyterian He

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2d6a9e/charlotte_nc_mark) has announced the addition of the "Charlotte, NC Market Overview" report to their offering.

As 2010 unfolds, Charlotte is still clinging to its brand as a national banking hub even after the banking meltdown of 2008 that unleashed a national recession. Charlotte's unemployment has risen to new heights along with rates of joblessness statewide. Still, the news for this region certainly could be worse. Healthcare information giant Premier is planting its flag in Charlotte for a new headquarters, and the region is seeing other new life with Husqvarna and Electrolux adding headquarters here as well. Significant healthcare construction is in various stages of planning throughout the market in high-growth areas. But there are challenges, for sure, as charity care is on the rise while uninsured levels are increasing. Some lawmakers would like to expand government services through Medicaid, but cost overruns are forcing everyone to consider cuts and cost controls.

Questions answered in this report:

The Charlotte markets hospitals are highly consolidated, with Carolinas HealthCare System and Presbyterian Healthcare accounting for a combined 79 percent of market share. Which health system is expanding by building hybrid facilities with outpatient and emergency services in the Charlotte suburbs? What significant Fort Mill, S.C., project has been delayed as state officials reopen competing certificate-of-need proposals? What are the details of a proposed new statewide health information exchange?

The outlook for physicians in the Charlotte market is mostly positive, since most doctor groups are either owned by or affiliated with the markets dominant health systems. Are local physicians permitted to open ambulatory surgery centers? Do retail clinics play a significant role in care here? How are Medicaid reimbursements faring? What new prior-authorization rules were enacted for Medicaid?

While employers across the state might be less inclined than businesses in other states to drop coverage for their workers, insiders say it is happening in the Charlotte market more than would be expected. Are employers warming to high-deductible health plans in this market? What about wellness programs? How will a new pilot project help local employers purchase insurance?

Metrics:

  • Key market indicators and leading organizations among health systems, physicians and health plans
  • Health systems market share
  • Income, revenue, enrollment and pharmacy spend for leading health plans
  • Demographics

Scope: Charlotte, which includes the counties of Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Mecklenburg, and Union in North Carolina; York in South Carolina

Primary Research: Analysis of HealthLeaders-InterStudy data, Billians HealthDATA, local and state news and industry reports and interviews with local healthcare executives

Key Topics Covered:

  • Charlotte Market
  • Market Indicators
  • Leading Organizations
  • Market Stage
  • Management Summary
  • Outlook
  • Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Health Plans
  • Medicaid/Medicare/Uninsured
  • Pharmacy
  • Legislation
  • Employers
  • Health Systems & Hospitals
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Presbyterian Healthcare
  • Other Health Systems and Hospitals
  • Physicians
  • Presbyterian Novant Medical Group
  • Carolinas Physicians Network
  • Mecklenburg Medical Group
  • OrthoCarolina
  • Additional Physician Organizations
  • Health Plans
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Medicaid/Medicare/Uninsured
  • Pharmacy
  • Legislation
  • Employers
  • Demographics & Statistics

Companies Mentioned:

  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Presbyterian Novant Medical Group
  • Carolinas Physicians Network
  • Mecklenburg Medical Group
  • OrthoCarolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Presbyterian Healthcare
  • North Carolina Business Group on Health
  • The Employers Association
  • Employers Coalition of North Carolina

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Managed Care

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