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June 25, 2021

Health Care Antitrust Enforcement Homes in on Non-Hospital Transactions

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Antitrust Practice Group.
  • June 25, 2021
  • Jeny M. Maier , Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • Lisl J. Dunlop , Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP
  • Angela Farren , Axinn Veltrop & Harkrider LLP

While hospital merger enforcement was very active throughout the Trump administration, recent announcements augur an even more aggressive posture towards transactions in the health care space. New Federal Trade Commission (FTC) leadership indicate a continued focus on transactions affecting health care markets. In particular, the FTC’s announcement that it will conduct a retrospective study of consummated physician group and health care facility mergers signals a renewed focus on non-hospital provider transactions in particular.

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