Tag Archives: accountable care organizations

ACOs and Antitrust Are Aligned and Compatible, Says Commissioner Brill

by Carrie G. Amezcua FTC Commissioner Julie Brill addressed attendees at the 2013 National Summit on Provider Market Power on June 11.  The focus of her remarks were on the intersection of antitrust, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs).  She first touched on the ACA.  Noting the empirical evidence shows that … Continue Reading

Acting Assistant Attorney General Sees Increasing Barriers to Entry in Health Insurance

by Hillary Webber Last week, Sharis Pozen, Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, spoke at the World Annual Leadership Summit on Mergers and Acquisitions in Health Care, where she affirmed that protection of competition in the health care industry is a top priority of the Division.  Pozen … Continue Reading

FTC/DOJ Remove Mandatory Antitrust Review for MSSP-Participating ACOs in Final Policy Statement

by Jeffrey W. Brennan, Ashley McKinney Fischer, David Marx, Jr. and Hillary A. Webber On October 20, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice issued a final policy statement on accountable care organizations (ACOs) participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  Significantly, the Agencies eliminated mandatory antitrust review of certain ACOs seeking … Continue Reading