The Latest FTC Clinical Integration Advisory

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The rise of clinical integration of independent health care providers is one of the most closely watched phenomena in the health care antitrust area.

As the new administration articulates its position on how to balance the care and cost benefits of clinical integration with the potential for harm to competition from the often-accompanying joint contracting, this confluence of health care policy and antitrust law only promises to get more interesting.

President Obama’s stated goal of improving care and lowering costs through measures that have long been...
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