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Health Care Antitrust Trends In 2015: What Is the Government Really Up To?

Mintz Levin

Apr
23
2015

Date: April 23, 2015

Time: 12:00PM

Location: Webinar

Join Mintz Levin attorneys for a Health Care Antitrust Webinar entitled: Health Care Antitrust Trends In 2015: What Is the Government Really Up To?

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice Antitrust Division continue to stake out an aggressive health care antitrust agenda—and they have “the wind at their backs.” In important recent decisions, two courts of appeals have upheld FTC challenges to a hospital merger and to a hospital acquisition of a large physician group, both of which were defended as advancing goals embedded in the Affordable Care Act. The Supreme Court has rejected state action defenses against FTC challenges to a hospital merger involving a local governmental authority and anticompetitive activity by a state dental board controlled by industry participants. And, at a recent two-day workshop conducted by the FTC and DOJ on health care antitrust, the FTC chair and the head of the DOJ Antitrust Division reinforced the strong role antitrust should play in evolving health care marketplaces.

So where will the antitrust enforcers strike next? How should antitrust affect hospitals, health systems, physicians, and other health care market participants as they formulate and execute strategic plans in this world of changes in reimbursement, the requirements and incentives of the Affordable Care Act, and additional reform activities at the state level? Those questions will be the focus of this timely and informative webinar, where our panelists will discuss these key enforcement trends of 2014 and their likely impact on the activities of these very active agencies in 2015.

 

Speakers

Professional Cropped Sokler Bruce Mintz

Bruce D. Sokler

Moderator

Bruce D. Sokler is a Mintz antitrust attorney. His antitrust experience includes litigation, class actions, government merger reviews and investigations, and cartel-related issues. Bruce focuses on the health care, communications, and retail industries, from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.
Stephen M. Weiner is a Mintz Member with a strong reputation in health care strategic affiliations, mergers, and acquisitions. Steve has led nonprofit mergers, for-profit acquisitions of nonprofits, and partnerships among medical schools, academic medical centers, and faculty practice plans.
Professional Cropped Lomax Dionne Mintz

Dionne Lomax

Panelist

Dionne Lomax is an antitrust trial attorney with experience at the US Department of Justice. She uses that experience to represent clients facing DOJ and Federal Trade Commission scrutiny. Dionne advises Mintz clients on antitrust issues related to mergers, joint ventures, and other collaborations.