Another Dose of Competition: Accountable Care Organizations and Antitrust

FTC Conference Center 601 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 | Directions & Nearby

Conference Description

On Monday, May 9, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to seek input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy, which discusses how the federal antitrust agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws when competing health care providers create new Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The FTC and the Department of Justice issued the joint proposed Policy Statement on March 31, 2011, and the comment period ends on May 31, 2011.The 10 am-1 pm workshop will feature a moderated discussion with a variety of industry stakeholders, including health care providers and insurers, as well as academics, health policy and economic experts, and representatives of the FTC and the Department of Justice.

NOTE: Those planning to attend should arrive early as there is limited seating. The event will also be webcast.

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