|May 29, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
|FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
The Federal Trade Commission plans to hold a one-day public workshop to examine developments in the health care sector relating to “clinical integration” among health care providers. Clinical integration is a term used to describe certain types of collaborations among otherwise independent health care providers to improve quality and contain costs. The 1996 joint FTC/Department of Justice Statements of Antitrust Enforcement Policy in Health Care expressly recognize the relevance of such integration to the antitrust analysis of health care provider networks that seek to collectively negotiate contracts with payers on behalf of their members.
The workshop will examine current activities aimed at fostering high quality, cost-effective care through collaborations among otherwise independent providers, including an examination of programs already operating as well as those in development. The FTC seeks to obtain the perspectives of a cross section of market participants, including physicians, hospitals, government purchasers, private health plans, and employers, as well insights from health policy researchers and analysts and legal counsel. The workshop is part of the FTC’s ongoing efforts to study developments in health care that can help inform its antitrust analysis, to ensure that consumers are protected from anticompetitive conduct and that legitimate efficiency-enhancing joint venture activities are not discouraged. For more information, contact Ken Field at 202-326-2868.
The workshop, which will be free and open to the public, will be held at the FTC’s satellite building conference center, located at 601 New Jersey Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. All attendees will be required to display a current driver's license or other valid form of photo identification. Members of the public and press who wish to participate but who cannot attend, can view a live Webcast of the workshop through the link below.
Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Carrie McGlothlin at (202)326-3388. Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed and a way to contact you if we need more information. Please provide advance notice.
- Press Release
- Participant Biographies
- Panelist Presentations
• Markus H. Meier, Assistant Director, Health Care Services and Products Division, Federal Trade Commission
• Mark Wynn, Director, Division of Payment Policy Demonstrations, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Department of Health and Human Services
• Mark E. Miller, Executive Director, Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
• Thomas L. Garthwaite, M.D., Executive Vice President & Chief Medical Officer, Catholic Health East
• Lee B. Sacks, M.D., President, Advocate Physician Partners
• Eric T. Nielsen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Greater Rochester Independent Practice Association
• Elizabeth Wennar-Rosenberg, M.P.H., D.H.A., Chief Executive, United Health Alliance
• Thomas H. Lee, M.D., Chief Executive, Partners Community HealthCare
• Kenneth T. Bowden II, Senior Counsel, CIGNA
• Douglas W. Emery, Operations Manager, Prometheus Payment Inc.
• Herbert S. Wong, Ph.D., Center for Delivery, Organization and Markets, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
• Lawton R. Burns, M.B.A., Ph.D, James Joo-Jin Kim Professor, and Professor of Health Care Systems and Management, Center for Health Management and Economics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
• Bruce E. Landon, M.D., M.B.A., M.Sc., Associate Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard University School of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
• Robert F. Leibenluft, Hogan & Hartson
• John P. Marren, Hogan Marren
• John J. Miles, Ober Kaler
• Arthur N. Lerner, Crowell & Moring
• Toby G. Singer, Jones Day
- Public Comments
- Directions to the Conference Center
- Hotel information
- Nearby Restaurants