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Antitrust In Health Care Transactions and Provider Integration


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Antitrust laws have a substantial impact on health care business transactions-this is especially true when it comes to provider integration efforts.  Antitrust laws govern the extent of clinical and financial integration necessary to prevent an organization from price-fixing.  We are well versed in the application of the antitrust laws to health care organizations.  We have followed the FTC and DOJ positions on these matters and have applied them to numerous transactions in the health care industry. Antitrust issues are again rising to the foreground as providers look toward structuring organizations to create Accountable Care Organizations.

John H. Fisher

Health Care Counsel
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
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Wausau, WI 54402-8050

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