Speculating About the Impact of Healthcare Industry Consolidation on Long-Term Services and Supports

39 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2015

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Marshall B. Kapp

Florida State University - College of Law and College of Medicine

Date Written: September 25, 2015

Abstract

The current health industry consolidation movement promises to exert an important and powerful array of effects on numerous different population groups seeking or receiving health services in a variety of different health care settings. Particularly regarding the potential impact of health industry consolidation on individuals contemplating, seeking, or obtaining long-term services and supports (LTSS), little is yet known but much may be plausibly speculated. This article joins in that speculation, but attempts to advance the constructive consideration of the topic by offering some suggestions for a research agenda to investigate specific empirical questions about consolidation’s impact on LTSS and thereby generate evidence and knowledge that can be used to either reduce or prevent negative aspects of consolidation for LTSS, on one hand, or foster and facilitate the achievement of positive effects, on the other.

Suggested Citation

Kapp, Marshall, Speculating About the Impact of Healthcare Industry Consolidation on Long-Term Services and Supports (September 25, 2015). 25 Annals of Health Law, 2016 (Symposium Issue), FSU College of Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 769, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2665741

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