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New Goals, New Alliances
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It’s taken for granted that Batman will always hate the Joker. Beatles fans may never quite trust fans of the Rolling Stones. Republicans and Democrats will never agree on much of anything. And hospitals will always hate health insurance companies. Except when they don’t.

As incentives slowly change in healthcare, a sort of détente is emerging between some health systems and health insurers. And as collaborative arrangements evolve, payers and healthcare organizations are finding that they need each other in order to ensure their relevance in an industry that is remaking itself in an attempt to become more affordable and less dangerous to its end consumers.