The 2012 Antitrust in Healthcare Conference brings together an expert faculty made up of the leading government enforcers, private counsel representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and economists to share their insights and offer both practical advice and policy recommendations. With healthcare reform and increased government enforcement, there have been a number of important developments since the conference was last held in 2010.
Hogan Lovells partner Bob Leibenluft will be speaking on "ACOs and Other Collaborations" on Friday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. He will be joined by Thomas R. McCarthy, National Economic Research Associates, who will serve as the moderator; Ellen Leonard, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan; Mark McClellan, Brookings Institute; and Fiona Scott-Morton, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division.
This session will address how changes in provider contracting and organizational restructuring to establish ACOs will likely affect antitrust enforcement policy.
- What contracting and organizational models are likely to produce cost savings
and quality improvements?
- Does Kaiser’s experience in coordinating care provide insights on how to build an effective ACO?
- What are the antitrust risks of collaborations among horizontal competitors and vertically-related providers?
- What issues will likely will arise in the rule of reason assessment of ACOs?
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