Corpus ID: 546341

Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices

@inproceedings{Ho2013InsurerCA,
  title={Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices},
  author={Kate Ho and R. Lee},
  year={2013}
}
  • Kate Ho, R. Lee
  • Published 2013
  • Business
  • We measure the impact of increased health insurer competition on negotiated hospital prices using detailed 2004 California claims data. We develop a theoretical bargaining model to motivate our empirical analysis, and use the competitiveness of Kaiser Permanente, a large vertically integrated insurer, in a hospital’s market as a measure of insurer competition. We nd that increasing competition reduces hospital prices on average, but that the most attractive hospitals can leverage increased… CONTINUE READING
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