Baptist Health And Hospital-Physician Relations

Law360 (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- We continue to see a tension between the desire for increased competition and quality in the delivery of health care and efforts to limit hospital competitors. We see this tension between regulators and legislators.

For example, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have repeatedly stated their opposition to legislative attempts to stymie competition by opposing certificate of need law regimes. While some states continue limiting new entrants into the hospital market through CON laws, Congress tried repeatedly this past session to pass legislation...
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