- Language: English
- 68 Pages
- Published: January 2007
- Region: United States
Columbia, SC Market Overview
- Published: July 2011
- Region: North America
- HealthLeaders Interstudy
Although health systems in the market reached an agreement in 2010 that ended a series of decades-long disputes over facility expansions, the market remains highly competitive. With issues surrounding facilities expansions resolved, systems in Columbia have shifted their attention to physician recruitment and acquisition, often in the primary service areas of their competitors. A positive for MCOs, however, is that consolidation of physicians and hospitals could lay the foundation for development of integrated-care systems and the further adoption of coordinated patient-care delivery systems, such as accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes. The potential for such programs to reduce long-term medical costs could work in favor of MCOs.
Questions answered in this report:
The three largest systems dominate the market with 92 percent of the area’s inpatient discharges. Which system is planning to launch a physician-led accountable care organization? How have Medicaid cuts impacted local hospitals? Which hospital system will open a new heart unit this year in collaboration with Duke?
Physician groups in Columbia have become moderately consolidated as they continue to be purchased by health systems. Which physician groups have recently been purchased? What is driving physicians in this market to become employed by health systems? What effect will Medicaid cuts have on physicians in the Columbia market?
The local economy continues to struggle with high unemployment and economic recovery has been slow, which points to a challenging market for commercial enrollment growth. Which MCO has acquired an urgent-care company? Which insurers are introducing products geared for employers that want to go self-insured? Do MCOs face cuts as the state tries to balance its Medicaid budget?
- Key market indicators and leading organizations among health systems, physicians and health plans
- Health systems’ market share
- Income, revenue, enrollment and pharmacy spend for leading health plans
Columbia, which includes the counties Calhoun, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland and Saluda
Analysis of HealthLeaders-InterStudy data, Billian’s HealthDATA, local and state news and industry reports and interviews with local healthcare executives SHOW LESS READ MORE >
- Palmetto Health
- Lexington Medical Center
- Sisters of Charity Providence Hospitals
- Lexington Medical Center Network of Care
- University Specialty Clinics
- Palmetto Health Physician Practices
- South Carolina Heart Center
- BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
- UnitedHealth Group
- AmeriHealth Mercy
- CIGNA HealthCare
- South Carolina Business Coalition on Health