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Hospital Federation: No Link Between Consolidation, High Prices
Health Leaders Media

A Federation of American Hospitals-commissioned report claims, not surprisingly, that hospital consolidation improves care quality and access and that the critics who claim these “hospital realignments” drive up healthcare costs are relying on old data that does not consider the sweeping effects of healthcare reform.

“Consolidation has probably always been a good thing, but in terms of today, it actually is the mother of necessity,” says Chip Kahn, president/CEO of FAH, the Washington, DC-based group representing investor-owned and managed community hospitals and health systems.