Kevin Ryan Quoted in Article, “Highmark Looks to Expand Hospital and Physician Ownership”

American Medical News

Kevin Ryan, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Chicago office, was quoted in an article titled, "Highmark Looks to Expand Hospital and Physician Ownership."

Following is an excerpt:

Faced with a future where its home region's largest health system could be outside of its network, Pittsburgh-based Highmark plans to buy and affiliate with more hospitals and physician practices.

Highmark's new direction is similar to what other insurers are trying to do. Insurers, hospitals and physicians are merging, affiliating and contracting in new ways as they seek alternatives to fee-for-service payment arrangements and look ahead to a post-reform health system, said Ryan.