StrategyFTC, DOJ Seek Public Input on Vertical Merger Guidelines
The draft guidelines outline the agencies' analytical techniques, practices, and enforcement for vertical mergers.
StrategyDartmouth-Hitchcock Agrees to Merge With GraniteOne Health
The merging systems said they will retain their local identities, traditions, names, and leadership.
StrategyNonprofit Hospitals and Antitrust Enforcement: Should FTC Have Jurisdiction?
'We ought to consider that,' said Sen. Chuck Grassley during a hearing with witnesses from FTC and DOJ regulators, who...
StrategyHospitals Claim Their Mergers Reduce Costs, Disputing Other Studies
A report commissioned by the American Hospital Association purports to demonstrate the benefits healthcare consolidation brings to patients.
StrategyCentene-WellCare Merger Hits DOJ Speed Bump
A request from federal antitrust regulators effectively delays the Centene-WellCare deal from being finalized for at least a month.
StrategyMore Aggressive Review of Hospital Mergers Needed, Says FTC Commissioner
The problems include 'a legal shield' enjoyed by nonprofit hospitals, and the solutions include more retrospective analysis of close calls,...
StrategyHouse Subcommittee Takes Dim View of Healthcare Consolidation
Lawmakers and witnesses alike cited the ill-effects of hospital mergers and acquisitions in a long list of industry behavior they...
StrategyBeth Israel Lahey Health Completes Merger: 'Just the Beginning'
Some had worried the merger would drive prices higher and reduce healthcare access, so state regulators imposed a seven-year price...
StrategyCVS-Aetna Nears Final Judgment Amid Rising Scrutiny of Vertical Deals
A deal that might have easily passed antitrust review a decade ago on account of its verticality may face greater...
StrategyAHA Survey Shows Hospital Mergers Decrease Costs
However, critics note the survey of hospital executives does not necessarily show that savings generated by mergers are passed on...
FinanceShould FTC Examine Contracts Between Hospitals, Insurers?
A high-ranking Republican senator has asked federal antitrust regulators to review such contracts and offer insight to lawmakers.
StrategyRoadblocks Imperil CVS-Aetna, Cigna–Express Scripts Deals
California formally urged the DOJ to block one blockbuster PBM deal, and a powerful investor came out against the other.