Rough Neighborhood? Partners HealthCare finances dragged down by health plan

Partners HealthCare lost money last year for the first time in 15 years. The Boston Globe covered the story and quoted me. Here’s what I had to say:

“Partners expected that owning Neighborhood Health Plan would give them a low-cost way to gain experience as a health plan,” said David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group, a Boston consulting firm. “Instead what they have found is that running a health plan for Medicaid patients is a difficult challenge and not an easy way to make money.”

By healthcare business consultant David E. Williams, president of Health Business Group.

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