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The Source for Competitive Healthcare is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

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A Practitioner’s Guide to Price Concentration Analysis

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Adverse Effects of Prohibiting Narrow Provider Networks

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Bundled Payment Fails To Gain A Foothold In California: The Experience Of The IHA Bundled Payment Demonstration

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Charge Awareness Affects Treatment Choice: Prospective Randomized Trial in Pediatric Appendectomy.

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Making the Competition for Health Care Dollars a Fair Fight: The Role of Antitrust Law in Improving in Improving Efficiency in the U.S. Health Care Market

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NEJM Perspective Roundtable: Avoiding Low-Value Care

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Physician Network Transparency: How Easy Is It for Consumers to Know What They Are Buying?

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Price Transparency For MRIs Increased Use Of Less Costly Providers And Triggered Provider Competition

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September 16, 2014

Webinar: Are the Price Estimates We Give to Health Care Consumers Accurate?

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September 19, 2014

Webinar: The Legality of Subsidies in Federal Insurance Exchanges: The Side Effects of Halbig and King

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September 22-23rd, 2014

National Association of ACOs 2014 Fall Conference

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September 28-30, 2014

National Conference on Medicaid

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Provider Mergers & Acquisitions by Region

The Midwest and Southeast have experienced the most provider mergers so far this year, New England the fewest

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Fact of the Week

In the 5 states most resistant to ACA implementation — Alabama, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming — those purchasing their own health insurance were $245 worse off on an annual basis when compared to enrollees in all other states' individual markets.

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