We are pleased to share an article written by Dennis Eder and Hank Osowski, titled “Provider Sponsored Health Plans,” available here.  It has been our privilege to work closely with Mr. Eder and Mr. Osowski, co-founders and managing directors of Strategic Health Group, to advise our shared provider-clients regarding the challenges and rewards of becoming key players in the payor world.  The article provides a wealth of practical and sophisticated advice for providers contemplating functioning in the dual capacity of both a provider and a payor.  To quote from the article:  “In an era of health reform and population health management, providers are being held accountable for both the cost and quality of the care they provide. In that new world hospitals are discovering in which serving as both provider and insurer often gives them the best chance to lower the cost of care, prevent unnecessary hospitalizations through patient tracking, unearth new market share potentials, and truly create a healthier community.”