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The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

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Consumer Assets and Patient Cost Sharing

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Market-Based Solutions to Antitrust Threats — The Rejection of the Partners Settlement

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Effects of Health Care Payment Models on Physician Practice in the United States

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Do "Consumer-Directed" Health Plans Bend the Cost Curve Over Time?

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Payment Reform on the Ground: Lessons from the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Alternative Quality Contract

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Despite The Spread Of Health Information Exchange, There Is Little Evidence Of Its Impact On Cost, Use, And Quality Of Care

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Public Reporting of Cost Measures in Health: An Environmental Scan of Current Practices and Assessment of Consumer Centeredness

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National Hospital Ratings Systems Share Few Common Scores And May Generate Confusion Instead Of Clarity

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Certificates of Public Advantage: Can They Address Provider Market Power?

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  • Federal Enforcement

    For more on federal enforcement, see our Federal Enforcement Merger Timeline overview in the Source Blog.


    • Active Enforcement Case
    • Recent Key Case
  • 1Q2015 Provider M&A Deals by Region

    Although the Southeast leads acquisitions again, this quarter saw a surge in the Midwest and less activity in the West (map based on data from Modern Healthcare)


    • 26 - 30 Deals
    • 21 - 25 Deals
    • 16 - 20 Deals
    • 11 - 15 Deals
    • 6 - 10 Deals
    • 0 - 5 Deals
  • Certificates of Need (CON)

    For more on CON legislation, refer to Legislative Topics: Certificates of Need overview in the Source Blog

    • Active CON Program, Law, or Agency
  • All Payer Claims Databases (APCD)

    For more on APCD's, check out our Legislative Topics: All Payer Claims Databases overview on Medium.

    • Functional or Implementing APCD
    • Investigating APCD Option
    • No Information
  • Most Favored Nation Bans

    For more on MFN legislation, check out our Legislative Topics: Most Favored Nation overview in the Source Blog.

    • Ban currently in effect
    • Pending legislative ban
  • Private Litigation

    Roll Over Orange States for Case Details!


    • Active litigation
    • Recent Important Case

Fact of the Week

As the proliferation of high deductible health plans drives consumer demand for greater price transparency, several companies are offering tools and marketplaces for consumers to obtain competitive cash prices for services.

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