Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight Forum
The Center hosted a thought leadership forum on Consolidation and Competition in Rapidly Changing Healthcare Markets. Deborah
Feinstein, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, discussed
the FTC view (subscription required) that ongoing payment and
delivery reform reinforce the need for scrutinizing healthcare mergers;
Feinstein also discussed FTC considerations in challenging proposed mergers. Panelists, all former FTC or DOJ officials, discussed how providers and health plans view mergers, how recent cases will likely play out, and potential policy solutions to address antitrust concerns.