Stephen Wu

Stephen Wu

McDermott Will & Emery

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FTC and DOJ Host Workshop Examining Health Care Competition - Updated 2015

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) held a public workshop on February 24–25, 2015, to examine recent trends and developments in health care provider...more

3/3/2015 - ACOs Acquisitions Affordable Care Act Antitrust Division DOJ FTC Health Insurance Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Hospitals Mergers

Supreme Court: State Agencies Controlled by Active Market Participants Must Have Active State Supervision to Qualify for Antitrust...

In a 6–3 decision issued February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States held in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission that if active market participants control an entity—even a...more

3/3/2015 - Antitrust Litigation Dentists FTC Immunity Licensing Rules Market Participants NC Board of Dental Examiners v FTC Restraint of Trade SCOTUS State Action Immunity State Agencies

Perspectives from the Federal Antitrust Enforcement Agencies

The Antitrust in Health Care conference took place May 13 to 14, 2014, in Arlington, Virginia, where a number of the speakers were representatives of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Antitrust Division of the U.S....more

5/20/2014 - Affordable Care Act American Bar Association (ABA) Competition DOJ FTC Healthcare Healthcare Reform St. Luke's

FTC Hosts Public Workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition”

During the last several years, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has taken an active role in antitrust enforcement in the health care industry, particularly with respect to hospital and physician group acquisitions. Last...more

3/25/2014 - ACOs Competition EHR FTC Healthcare PHI

FTC Reaches Unique Settlement with Phoebe Putney Health System Resolving Lengthy Hospital Merger Challenge

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Phoebe Putney Health System settled the FTC’s complaint that the health system’s merger with Palmyra Park Hospital violated the antitrust laws. Unique state statutes and...more

8/27/2013 - Antitrust Litigation FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Hospitals Mergers Settlement

Supreme Court Limits Availability of State Action Immunity from Federal Antitrust Liability

The Supreme Court decision in FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc., makes clear that state action immunity from federal antitrust laws is disfavored, and local governmental, quasi-public and private entities can only...more

2/21/2013 - Acquisitions FTC FTC v. Phoebe Putney Health System Government Entities Governmental Immunity Governmental Liability Hospital Mergers SCOTUS State Action Doctrine

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