Vertical integration continues to blur the lines between payers and providers. Payers will use acquisitions to expand their services and become well-rounded in their offerings, including home healthcare, expanding medical services, etc. Providers will continue to acquire physician practices, and create and build out Clinically Integrated Networks (CINs) to ensure in network revenues.

Vertical Integration was a healthcare industry trend in our 2023 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.