Hospital systems are buying physician practices again. Providers are attempting to form Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Looming Medicare cuts will further reduce hospital margins. Have we seen this movie before -- physician group acquisition and PPMs, integrated health systems, risk-sharing, etc. -- or will it be different this time? If so, what might it mean for business operators, investors, and other stakeholders?
Intro by Edward M. Kennedy, Jr., President, Marwood Group
Moderator, Anne McGeorge, National Managing Partner - Healthcare, Grant Thornton LLP. Moderator
Charlie Ditkoff, Senior Advisor, Marwood Group and Alvarez & Marsal. Former Head of Global Healthcare Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michael O'Boyle, President and CEO, Parallon Business Solutions/HCA. Former President, UnitedHeath Networks and COO, Cleveland Clinic
Charles E. Saunders, M.D., Head of Strategic Diversification, Aetna. Former CEO, Broadlane; President, EDS Healthcare Global Solutions; and Chief Medical Officer, Healtheon/WebMD