State AG Enforcement Actions Against Health Providers - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/13/2020
Webinar will explore recent state attorney general enforcement actions against health care providers, including the California attorney general's recent settlement with Sutter Health over its pricing and managed care contracting practices and the North Carolina attorney general and Department of Justice's settlement with Atrium Health involving similar allegations.
The FTC/DOJ Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines and its Implications for Transactions in the Health Care Sector - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/07/2020
On January 10, 2020, the FTC and DOJ issued draft vertical merger guidelines. While many agree that the 1984 Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines are outdated and long overdue to be rescinded, the issuance of the current draft guidelines is not without controversy. Although both FTC Commissioners Rebecca Kelly Slaughter and Rohit Chopra agree that the 1984 guidelines are outdated, they each take issue with the latest guidelines as proposed. This webinar will discuss the pros and cons of the draft guidelines from a legal and economic perspective, and provide insight into how application of the guidelines, once finalized, will impact the health care sector.
Practical Antitrust Perspectives From Government Enforcers - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2019
This webinar will provide health care practitioners and other participants in the health sector with unique and practical perspectives from antitrust enforcers regarding a host of issues.
The General Counsel Series Part III - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/20/2019
Law Department Management Best Practices
The General Counsel Series, All Parts - On Demand RecordingContains 3 Product(s)
This is a three part series. Part I discusses the current mergers and acquisitions environment, (antitrust issues) and its impact on your career. Part II discusses record retention, policies, Fair Market Value documentation, enforcements, technology, turnaround times, policies, and coordinating with compliance departments. The third and final part of the General Counsel Webinar Series is on best practices and current trends.
Straight from the Source: Antitrust Implications and Lessons Learned from the Washington AG v. CHI Franciscan Case - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/30/2019
Almost two years ago, healthcare providers and those in the antitrust bar sat up and took notice when the Washington Attorney General’s office filed a complaint against CHI Franciscan, alleging that the not-for-profit health system’s 2016 transactions with two Kitsap Peninsula physician groups violated the antitrust laws. The State’s lawsuit asked the Court to unwind both transactions and impose millions in civil penalties and equitable monetary relief for ill-gotten gains on all Defendants. The case was another reminder that antitrust enforcers will pay close attention to physician group acquisitions and affiliations regardless of size. But this case had a unique twist from its progeny: the State challenged one of the transactions as a per se illegal price fixing arrangement and the other as an illegal merger. This approach presented legal issues beyond those present in traditional merger challenges, such as the single entity defense and whether the court should apply the per se, quick look, or rule of reason analysis. This lawsuit was also filed as an AG-only action, unlike many healthcare merger challenges that involve both federal and state enforcers.
The General Counsel Series Part II - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/16/2019
Contract Management and Compliance Best Practices
The General Counsel Series Part I - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2019
Mergers and Acquisitions Updates
Legal and Public Policy Perspectives on the Administration’s Price Transparency Initiative - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/04/2019
AHLA's Antitrust Practice Group and the Payers, Plans and Managed Care Practice Group are delighted to host this joint webinar on price transparency. For years, hospitals and health plans have closely guarded information regarding negotiated prices. Indeed, such data and information has been deemed highly confidential by health industry participants, and viewed as competitively sensitive from an antitrust perspective. As such, the Administration's recent push for price transparency in the health sector has sparked considerable debate in public and private sectors. Will making hospital prices publicly available to consumers result in lower or higher costs? What impact, if any, will the anti-gag clause legislation voted out of the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee in June 2019 have in the health care industry if signed into law? Are there economic and/or public policy reasons that support the price transparency initiative? What role does or should antitrust law play in these discussions surrounding price transparency? These and other issues will be discussed during this comprehensive webinar by legal and other health care industry experts.
Spot the Antitrust Issue: An Interactive Guide to Identifying and Mitigating Antitrust Risk in a Changing Healthcare Landscape - On Demand RecordingContains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/14/2018
As consolidation, vertical re-alignment, and disruption continue to transform the health care marketplace, the competitive landscape is changing. Providers, health plans, life sciences companies, and other industry participants are evolving their business practices to meet these changes, creating new competitive opportunities and the potential for new competitive risks. It’s more important than ever for trusted legal advisers to spot antitrust issues early to help clients navigate and mitigate potential antitrust risks. This program is geared to general counsel, in-house counsel, and general health care practitioners. It is intended to help practitioners "issue spot" the antitrust issues that may arise in a fast-paced and dynamic healthcare context. This program is designed to facilitate issue-spotting in the context of common business activities, including mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and other collaborations; identify potential antitrust problems and tools for avoiding such problems in the context of trade associations and other activities that involve competitors; and examine potential pitfalls and guidance for "dominant firms" in connection with sales and marketing activities.