StrategyBiden Order Pushes Competition, Targets Healthcare Consolidation, High Drug Costs
The executive order targets four areas "where lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care"...
StrategyFTC Drops Opposition to Einstein Healthcare-Jefferson Health Merger
The two Philadelphia health systems declare victory, say their merger has cleared its "final hurdle."
StrategyMethodist Le Bonheur, Tenet Healthcare Call Off Saint Francis Healthcare Deal
The two organizations made the joint decision to no longer pursue the sale of two Saint Francis hospitals following the...
StrategyProMedica Files Motion to Dismiss McLaren St. Luke's Antitrust Lawsuit
ProMedica alleges the plaintiffs' complaint is "an abuse of the antitrust laws."
StrategyFTC Sues to Block Tenet's Memphis Hospitals Sales
Federal regulators say the consolidated health system would reduce competition in the region and raise healthcare costs for consumers.
StrategyDOJ, FTC Enforce Antitrust Laws to Protect Physicians, Nurses, and Other Essential Workers
A recently issued joint statement announces diligent efforts to protect workers who are on the front lines of COVID-19 from...
StrategyFTC, DOJ Issue New Antitrust Procedure and Guidance in Response to COVID-19
With this new procedure in place, response time to partnerships and procompetitive collaboration among health systems and hospitals and outside...
StrategyFTC, Pennsylvania Challenge Jefferson Health, Albert Einstein Proposed Merger
The two academic medical centers say they "remain confident our merger will result in continued high-quality care for our consumers."
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.