The June 2013 edition of Managed HealthCare Executive magazine includes an article authored by Squire Sanders partner Lisa Han and associate David Kopans entitled, “Highmark Buy Continues National Insurer Trend.” The article focuses on the trend of insurer and provider integration, which blurs the line between the two.
With the Highmark Inc. and West Penn Allegheny Health System affiliation as the backdrop example, Han and Kopans dig deeper into this continuing trend, as well as more significant legal issues that might cause problems with each such deal, including:

  • Antitrust scrutiny
  • Network and operational transparency
  • Provider oversight from insurance regulators

The article reprint appears courtesy of Managed Healthcare Executive.