NY physician groups merge, feds wary of potential cost increases for patients

Some of the Hudson Valley region’s largest physician groups recently partnered with regional and national companies amid concern from federal regulators that health care mergers increase costs of care for patients.

CareMount Medical, which is part of a group of over 2,100 providers serving more than 1.6 million patients throughout the Hudson Valley and New York City, recently finalized its move to join Optum, one of the largest owners of provider groups in the country, with 53,000 physicians nationally. read more