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Antitrust and Healthcare: Compliance and Enforcement Issues

Antitrust is among the hottest topics in healthcare today. While aspects of the Affordable Care Act have encouraged the consolidation of hospital, health insurance and physician markets, protecting competition in these markets is critical to the success of healthcare reform because it largely relies upon consumer choice and the private sector rather than a single-payer system or widespread rate regulation. Consequently government antitrust enforcers have made antitrust compliance in healthcare a high priority. Moreover, healthcare antitrust cases, both government and private, account for a high share of litigated antitrust cases. The goal of this course is to identify the antitrust issues and principles that healthcare lawyers are likely to encounter in their professional careers. Topics include mergers and acquisitions, cartels and professionalism, joint ventures, provider networks and managed care contracting, medical staff credentialing and exclusive dealing, monopolization, payers with market power, exemptions and immunities and the antitrust scrutiny of physician self-regulation. Registration Requirements: No per-requisites Evaluation Method:There will be three papers that will be 5-7 pages in length. Each paper will be worth 25% of the student¿s grade. Class participation is highly valued and is worth 25% of the grade. Students wishing to make a ten to 15 minute presentation on an instructor approved topic may substitute that presentation for the third paper Class Materials: Required reading will include cases and a book entitled AHLA Antitrust and Healthcare: A Comprehensive Guide, First Edition ISBN. 9780769865560.

Catalog Number: BUSCOM 708

Course History

Fall 2015
Title: Antitrust and Healthcare: Compliance and Enforcement Issues
Faculty: Allen, Henry S. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 2.0
Capacity: 25     Actual: 15