Pulled in Two Directions: Providers Pursuing Coordinated Care Confused by Antitrust Actions

The healthcare reform law encourages providers to create larger organizations that can coordinate care in pursuit of greater quality and efficiency. Yet the Federal Trade Commission is pursuing traditional antitrust enforcement, cracking down on mergers and acquisitions that lead to excessive concentration in individual markets.

The result, FTC lawyers say, is the creation of larger systems in some markets that threaten to deliver higher prices to patients.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com