The healthcare provider market has been in flux over the past few years with the challenges of the pandemic impacting healthcare operations among other trends. To help providers better understand and manage the challenges of this uncertain environment, there are important trends to be aware of, like growth in providers contracting with managed care plans across the market segments.
Additional findings from the recently released State of the Provider Network Market Report 2022 suggest there is a positive growth in new hospitals, with micro-hospitals in satellite locations being of particular interest. These have primarily opened in more rural areas and demonstrate a larger shift towards more accessibility for traditionally less serviced communities. Conversely, there is an increase in providers, but out of approximately 10,000 new providers, only two percent were in rural locations.
These were the key themes discussed in the recent Future Healthcare Today podcast with Jillian Carlile, Senior Product Analyst at Zelis. Carlile provided insight into the current state of the healthcare provider market and the ongoing changing impacting it.
“Healthcare in the United States is constantly changing. I think everyone knows this, but our primary goal with sharing our State of the Market analysis each year is to help the industry, especially payers, understand where the market is going.”
Listen to the full podcast below: