How Physician Acquisitions Attract Antitrust Scrutiny

Law360, New York (September 7, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT) -- Health care reform continues to drive consolidation among health care providers attempting to leverage economies of scale, respond to calls for increased coordination of care and maintain margins in the face of declining reimbursement. In many instances, these provider consolidation efforts have attracted antitrust scrutiny from both federal and state enforcement agencies.

In August, the Federal Trade Commission and Nevada attorney general continued a recent string of successful enforcement actions against health care providers, announcing that they had entered into a proposed consent decree with Renown...
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