Lahey’s cost-aware network growing north of Boston

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Alan Sager, School of Public Health

The future of health care in Massachusetts isn’t taking shape just along Boston’s Longwood Avenue or on the banks of the Charles River…

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“As Lahey becomes bigger, as it includes more hospitals and in particular, if they go ahead and merge with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will they then have the leverage of Partners, which will enable them to get Partners-level prices? The rhetoric of cost reduction may surpass the reality.”

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