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Highlights From the FTC - DOJ Workshop Examining Health Care Competition

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice co-hosted the second installment of their public workshop series, “Examining Health Care Competition.” The agencies’ goal for the workshop was to identify and examine the potential competitive implications of strategies currently used by providers and payors seeking to reduce costs and improve quality.

In an Alert, Farrah Short of Mintz Levin's antitrust practice has summarized the workshop’s discussions, which were informed by distinguished panelists from academia, government, and the private sector and focused on a broad range of policy positions. Click here to read the full Alert.

The agencies are accepting public comments in response to the workshop until April 30, 2015.

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Theresa C. Carnegie is a Mintz attorney who advises health care clients on a wide array of transactional, regulatory, compliance, fraud and abuse matters, and health law issues. She counsels health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, pharmacies, device manufacturers, and distributors.