If it were real life, it would be Peyton Place, as local hospitals hop out of old relationships and try to enter new ones. Rob Craig of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP will discuss recent antitrust developments in the health law industry, with a focus on local hospital mergers and dissolutions. Topics will include:
- The FTC's decision in Evanston Northwestern Healthcare and what it might mean for the St. Luke's/St. E's merger.
- The breakup of the Health Alliance and the antitrust issues that it raises.
- Recent enforcement actions/advisory opinions on physician networks, including the Consent Decree entered by Judge Beckwith in the Federation of Physicians and Dentists case.