Client Alert: Accountable Care Organizations: What About Antitrust Risks?
The policy objectives of health care reform and the policy objectives of the antitrust laws are both intended to increase consumer options and improve consumer welfare. They should not be in conflict. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA") is an attempt to encourage formation of provider organizations capable of taking responsibility for quality and cost of care for patients and to extend health care coverage throughout the population.
Click on the link below to download the Client Alert which discusses antitrust risks associated with PPACA.