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When Hospitals Buy Clinics, Prices Go Up

July 24, 2014 

By turning what used to be independent medical offices into so-called hospital outpatient centers, hospitals are creating networks that, critics say, give them the power to set prices and ultimately raise costs for private insurers and government programs such as Medicare.

 

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-07-24/hospitals-buy-clinics-doctors-practices-higher-prices-result

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