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NEW! Consult "practice pointers" and gain expert insights for managing risk and driving strategy. Minimize antitrust risk and more successfully plan and execute business and litigation strategies, with this practical new guide. The expert authors draw on their significant government enforcement and private-sector counseling and litigation experience, covering:
• Pre-merger notification and transaction planning
• Antitrust compliance and "sensitivity training" programs
• Identification of conduct and language that could create antitrust "red flags"
• Creation, distribution, and use of emails, electronic documents, and other materials
• Antitrust safety zones, defenses and immunities
Access comprehensive guidance for representing a diverse client base
• Antitrust and Healthcare explains the application of antitrust principles to the different segments of the healthcare industryHealthcare providers, including integrated healthcare systems, stand-alone hospitals, physician groups, allied health professionals, and suppliers to healthcare providers
• Commercial insurance companies and managed care organizations
• For-profit, not-for-profit, and government-owned or controlled concerns
• Self-insured employers
• Professional partnerships
About the Authors
Christine L. White is a staff attorney in the Northeast Regional Office of the Federal Trade Commission, located in New York, NY. Chris leads investigations and litigation involving alleged violations of the antitrust laws by healthcare providers.
Saralisa C. Brau is a Deputy Assistant Director in the Health Care Division of the Federal Trade Commission?s Bureau of Competition in Washington, D.C. Saralisa leads investigations and litigation involving alleged violations of the antitrust laws by pharmaceutical companies, physicians, hospitals, and other health care providers and industry participants.
David Marx Jr. is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, serving as head of the Firm's Chicago Antitrust & Competition Practice Group. His practice focuses on civil and criminal antitrust litigation and counseling, distribution issues and trade regulation matters. He also counsels corporate and health care industry clients.
Table of Contents
About the Editors and Authors
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Antitrust Overview
Chapter 3 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Issues of Legality
Chapter 4 Premerger Notification and Transaction Planning
Chapter 5 Joint Ventures
Chapter 6 Provider Networks and Managed Care Contracting
Chapter 7 Trade Associations and Group Purchasing Organizations
Chapter 8 Medical Staff Privileges, Exclusive Physician Contracts, and Peer Review
Chapter 9 Monopolization
Chapter 10 The Robinson Patman Act
Chapter 11 Exemptions and Immunities
Appendix A: State Legislation Relating to Provider Cooperation Agreements (as of 1/18/2013)