The Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) represents the nation’s leading healthcare group purchasing organizations (GPOs) – the sourcing and purchasing partners to virtually all of America’s 7,000+ hospitals, as well as the vast majority of the 68,000+ long-term care facilities, surgery centers, clinics, and other healthcare providers. GPOs aggregate the purchasing power of healthcare providers to deliver critical cost savings that allow healthcare providers to focus on their core mission: providing first-class patient care.
Simply put, at a moment of great change for the healthcare system, American hospitals and their patients face uncertainty and significant new challenges, and GPOs are working alongside them to help address these challenges. HSCA and its members are committed to lowering costs and increasing competition and innovation in the healthcare marketplace. GPOs advocate for common-sense policy solutions to help confront the myriad challenges facing patients and the healthcare supply chain.
Below please find background on the supply chain and our policy priorities:
- HSCA and the Group Purchasing Industry – Primer on our organization and industry;
- Supply Chain 101 – Infographic on the role of GPOs in the healthcare supply chain;
- Report from Former FTC Chair – Former FTC Chair Jon Leibowitz conducted an economic and legal analysis of the GPO model and market and found that GPOs reduce costs and operate in a vigorously competitve environment.
- HSCA Second Annual Value Report – Annual snapshot of healthcare supply chain and GPO industry;
- Economic Analysis of GPOs – Empirical analysis of Medicare claims data showing that GPOs drive down costs for the healthcare system, including patients, providers, Medicare and Medicaid, and taxpayers, by up to $55 billion annually;
- HSCA Acute and Non-Acute Provider Maps – Maps showing the locations of U.S. acute and non-acute care centers;
- American Hospital Association (AHA) Study One-Pager – Independent survey of hospital executives and their perspective on GPOs;
- GPO Fee Model Overview – Background on the GPO administrative fee model;
- Overview of GPO Commitment to Supplier Innovation and Diversity – Steps GPOs take to identify and empower innovative and diverse suppliers.