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Becker's Hospital Review: Hospital pricing for privately insured varies by market structure - 6 study findings

By: Kelly Gooch

 A newly revised study reveals insights into monopoly pricing, finding hospital market structure is strongly linked with pricing and insurer contract structure.

For the study, researchers primarily examined private insurance claims data from Aetna, Humana and UnitedHealth. The data, provided by the Health Care Cost Institute, covers healthcare received by 28 percent of Americans with employer-sponsored coverage between 2007 and 2011.

Here are six study findings...

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