Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Is Disney Leading the Healthcare Bandwagon?

Is Disney the real disruptor?... leading the way in a new approach to controlling healthcare costs.  Last week's Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase healthcare announcement - vague as it was - took a few businesses by surprise, notably healthcare insurers.  This week we learn that Disney's plan entails bypassing insurers and contracting directly with Orlando area hospitals for its regional workforce.  There's a few players clearly affected... independent physician groups, for one, as well as Disney employees unhappy with a narrowing network of providers.  Time will tell if this proves to be the general model that the Big 3 use going forward.  >>Read more

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