The changing health care sector: tough new challenges for antitrust enforcers

The past few years have been marked by increased consolidation among health care providers. Hospitals are merging with each other, physician groups are combining to create much larger, often single specialty practices, and hospitals are acquiring or employing an ever-growing number of physicians. While such combinations can create efficiencies, improve quality and reduce costs, they also can raise concerns about adverse effects on health care competition. How are the antitrust enforcers reacting to these shifts in the health care sector?

Hogan Lovells antitrust partner and former head of the FTC Bureau of Competition Health Care Division, Bob Leibenluft, explores the answer to this question in the attached article published in the CPI Antitrust Chronicle. 
If you have any questions about the article or would like more information on this topic, please contact
Mr. Leibenluft, or the Hogan Lovells lawyer with whom you normally work.

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