S&P Global Cites AAI on Emerging Competition Issues Involving Digital Healthcare Information Technology Platforms

A September 15, 2022 S&P Global article, DOJ’s UnitedHealth-Change challenge to hinge on competitor data, takes up the competition issues raised by the merger of UnitedHealth-Change. The article cites AAI’s Diana Moss on healthcare and digital markets. From the article:

The ability to harness data by processing and enriching it is going to be a competitive concern that arises more and more, according to Diana L. Moss, president of the American Antitrust Institute.

Over the last 20 years there has been an “incredible amount” of consolidation in the U.S. healthcare markets, Moss said in an interview. 

“This has created a supply chain with very few competitors in critical segments and the effect of that is to increase incentives to exercise market power against medical providers,” she said.