HealthIT Answers June 16, 2024
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By Nathaniel Arana, CEO, NGA Healthcare

As a society, we should all be concerned about the increasing rate at which private equity firms are acquiring physician groups. Over the last decade, private equity firms have invested nearly $1 trillion in approximately 8,000 healthcare deals, encompassing a wide spectrum of medical services, from fertility clinics to neonatal care, primary care to cardiology, hospices, and everything in between.

The consequence? Healthcare has shifted towards a profit-driven model where physicians have minimal influence on the treatment plans for their former patients. Instead, decisions are made by profit-focused administrators, neglecting patient outcomes. A tragic example is the case of Zion Gastelum in Yuma, Arizona. Two-year-old Zion Gastelum tragically passed away shortly after undergoing root...

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