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FTC Uses Creative Remedy to Halt Cardiology Practice Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is leaving no stone unturned in its scrutiny of physician acquisitions, as indicated by its recent enforcement action related to the acquisition of a small cardiology group in Reno, Nevada. The FTC's order in that case required suspension of employed physicians' non-compete contracts.

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Karen S. Lovitch

Member / Chair, Health Law Practice

Karen S. Lovitch is a Mintz attorney who represents health care companies in regulatory, transactional, and operational matters. She advises them on health care regulations such as the Stark Law and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988.