William Berlin

William Berlin


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Recent State Attorney General Merger Enforcement: Charting a Different Path from the Feds - or Not?

As hospital and physician consolidation continues, state Attorneys General (AG) have not abdicated the merger enforcement arena to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)...more

10/23/2014 - Attorney Generals Consent Order DOJ Enforcement FTC Hospital Mergers Hospitals

FTC's Success in St. Luke's Challenge Shows Litigation Risks to Merging Hospitals and Physicians

In the first fully litigated challenge by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to a hospital acquisition of physician practices, a federal district court judge ruled that St. Luke’s Health System’s (St. Luke’s) acquisition of a...more

5/9/2014 - Antitrust Litigation FTC Healthcare Hospitals Mergers Physician Hospital Organizations Physicians St. Luke's

Top Ten Practical Antitrust Compliance Tips for Health Care Providers (and Other Entities)

To minimize the antitrust risk your hospital, physician group, health plan, or other health care organization faces in its day-to-day operations, such as contracting with providers and payors, or strategic activities, such as...more

9/13/2013 - Antitrust Provisions Compliance DOJ FTC Healthcare Healthcare Professionals

Hospital-Physician Mergers: Practical Issues and Steps to Minimize Antitrust Risk

Recently, hospitals have been actively acquiring primary care and specialty physician groups, resulting in the employment of those physicians. This trend has occurred largely in response to reimbursement changes and other...more

4/26/2013 - Affordable Care Act Antitrust Litigation FTC Healthcare Hospital Mergers Hospitals Medical Reimbursement Mergers Physician Hospital Organizations Physicians

FTC's Norman PHO Advisory Opinion - New Clinical Integration Guidance, Same Antitrust Analysis

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) provided its first guidance for clinically integrated networks since passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the joint FTC/DOJ Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Antitrust Policy...more

2/21/2013 - ACOs Advisory Opinions Affordable Care Act Clinical Integration FTC Joint Contracting Norman PHO Physician Hospital Organizations Physicians Rule-of-Reason Analysis

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