GAO Report Finds Health Care Antitrust Guidance Lacking

Law360, New York (April 16, 2012, 8:36 PM EDT) -- Antitrust experts and health care industry groups are critical of the 1996-era federal guidance describing which types of collaborative arrangements are exempt from antitrust analysis, according to a U.S. Government Accountability Office report issued Monday.

The report — dated March 16 but not released until Monday — generally found mixed responses from six antitrust experts and four industry groups as to whether the various guidance the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice have issued on collaboration among health care providers was sufficient to...
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