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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.

Featured Articles & Reports

The Demise of Vermont's Single-Payer Plan

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Reference Pricing with Endogenous or Exogenous Payment Limits: Impacts on Insurer and Consumer Spending

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Did Massachusetts Health-Care Reform Affect Prices?

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Annual Highlights 2014: Enforcement

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Large Performance Incentives Had The Greatest Impact On Providers Whose Quality Metrics Were Lowest At Baseline

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ACO Update: A Slower Pace of Growth

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Provider accountability as a driving force towards physician – hospital integration: a systematic review

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The Role of States in Improving Price Transparency in Health Care

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June 04 - 06, 2015

38th ASLME Annual Health Law Professors Conference

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June 11-14, 2015


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October 16,2015

2015 Southern California
State of Reform Health Policy Conference

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November 16-18, 2015

NBCH's 20th Annual Conference

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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

Gawande's latest piece on overuse says that in just a single year, researchers reported that 25-42% of Medicare patients received at least one of 26 useless tests and treatments.

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