AMN Healthcare talks with healthcare experts about trends to watch in 2014. Donna Fraiche predicted more consolidation will occur in the healthcare delivery system, due to costs. Hospitals are being forced to reduce expenditures, while at the same time payment will be based on quality outcomes.
"It's a fascinating time to be involved in healthcare public policy," said Ms. Fraiche, explaining that regulations regarding tax policy and fraud and abuse anti-kickback laws present challenges to collaboration, and smaller hospitals with small networks will be placed at a disadvantage and vulnerable.
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