Antitrust Compliance in Hospital-Physician Mergers and Acquisitions
Assessing Anti-Competitiveness and Minimizing Risk of Agency Challenges
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will examine the antitrust challenges involved in hospital acquisitions of physician practices, including recent enforcement actions and litigation. The panel will offer best practices for identifying and addressing antitrust risks and minimize agency scrutiny.
Hospital acquisitions of physician groups
- Increasing trend
- Agency response
- Lessons learned from recent enforcement and litigation
- Due diligence
- Structuring agreement
- Information sharing
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What effect have healthcare reform and other changes in the healthcare market had on the antitrust analysis in hospital acquisitions?
- What have recent agency enforcement actions and litigation taught counsel about addressing antitrust risk in hospital acquisitions?
- What best practices can counsel employ to minimize the likelihood of drawing government scrutiny?
Following the speaker presentations, you'll have an opportunity to get answers to your specific questions during the interactive Q&A.
William E. Berlin
Ober | Kaler
Mr. Berlin devotes his practice to antitrust litigation and counseling, representing hospitals, health systems, health... | Read More
Mr. Berlin devotes his practice to antitrust litigation and counseling, representing hospitals, health systems, health insurance plans, physicians, and other health care entities. He focuses primarily on representing clients in private treble-damage litigation, as well as in U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, Federal Trade Commission and state antitrust enforcement agency investigations and actions involving exclusionary conduct by dominant firms, mergers, and contracting provisions or other collaborative activity between hospitals, physicians and health plans.Close
Robert F. Leibenluft
Hogan Lovells US
Mr. Leibenluft's practice is devoted entirely to health and antitrust matters, including counseling and litigation... | Read More
Mr. Leibenluft's practice is devoted entirely to health and antitrust matters, including counseling and litigation regarding antitrust issues involving hospitals, physicians, and health plans. He has worked as an attorney advisor in the FTC's Office of Policy Planning, concentrating on health and antitrust matters, and as Assistant Director for Health Care in the FTC's Bureau of Competition.Close
John P. Wiegand
Federal Trade Commission
Mr. Wiegand practices antitrust law, primarily in the health care and telecommunications industries. ... | Read More
Mr. Wiegand practices antitrust law, primarily in the health care and telecommunications industries. He has been involved in several health care matters that have resulted in litigation, including hospital merger and physician price fixing cases. He was part of the Commission’s trial team in North Texas Specialty Physicians.Close