Wellmont-MSHA report: Planned merger would hold health care costs down

Kingsport Times-News – Mountain States Health Alliance and Wellmont Health System demonstrated Thursday their planned merger keeps moving forward by releasing a report about how they intend to improve health care in the region — and create jobs.

They also pledged the merger would reduce the pace of growth in health care costs to below the national average by placing limits on negotiated rates with insurers.