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Hospitals with equity interest in insurance plans

Florida Hospital Healthcare System is a major health care provider in the Orlando area.  In this brief news item, FHHS announces intent to partner with Health First Plans of Brevard County to offer a health insurance plan.  The advantages of creating a financial incentive to reduce inpatient and emergency department utilization are mentioned.

Would you like to know more about which hospitals have an equity interest in insurance plans?  The American Hospital Association includes questions about a hospital’s relationship with health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider organizations (PPOs), and indemnity fee for service plans in the AHA Annual Survey.  For more information about purchasing data from this survey , please call 866.375.3633.

Source: Aboraya, A.  From hospital to health plan: Florida Hospital and Health First to partner, offer insurance.  Orlando Business Journal, Aug. 25, 2013.  Click here for full text:  http://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2013/08/23/from-hospital-to-health-plan-florida.html?s=print  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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