The merger of health plan and service delivery functions in the field—the payvider phenomenon—continues. Just this week, Optum acquired Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large, multi-specialty provider organization with 30 locations in Houston. Kelsey-Seybold has a wide range of specialty care and operates an accountable care organization (see Optum To Acquire Kelsey-Seybold Clinic). As I wrote about this earlier in the week—spurred by other developments at United Healthcare's Optum—Payvider Evolution – The Strategic Implications—the increasing changes in ownership complicate the market mapping for provider organization executive teams. Every team needs to know the largest health plans in their service areas—and of those…
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