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Three largest insurers dominate market share in at least 37 states, GAO report says

The three largest healthcare insurers held 80 percent of more of their market in at least 37 states, according to a report by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO studied the large group, small group and individual insurance markets. Three or fewer insurers held 80 percent or more of the market in at least 46… Read More »

Hospital-acquired sepsis cases drop, but treatment costs rise, report finds

Dive Brief: Healthcare consulting company Premier reported a 15% drop in hospital-associated sepsis cases among member hospitals over the past three years. But the news is not all good. Patients who develop sepsis in the hospital are 10% more likely to experience the worst kind, septic shock, raising the average per-case cost of treating the… Read More »