The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop, “Examining Health Care Competition,” on March 20-21, 2014, to study certain activities and trends that may affect competition in the evolving health care industry. The workshop will explore current developments related to:
- professional regulation of health care providers;
- innovations in health care delivery;
- advancements in health care technology;
- measuring and assessing health care quality; and
- price transparency of health care services.
A public comment period is open until April 30, 2014. See the Federal Register Notice for questions about which the FTC seeks public comment.
Both days of the Examining Health Care Competition workshop will be webcast live. A link to the webcast will be added to this webpage on the day of the event. The webcast will also be archived for later viewing.
Attending the Workshop
The workshop will be free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required to attend this event, but is strongly encouraged. [As of 3/10, Pre-registration is closed, as we have reached our limit for preregistrants.] Due to the popularity of this event, people are encouraged to watch the webcast. Seating is limited, and seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive at FTC Conference Center a full hour before the event, and no less than 30 minutes before. If you emailed us a pre-registration request by 3/10, you are on the pre-registration list, but this does not guarantee you a seat at the workshop. It is still important to arrive early, as seats are available only until we reach capacity.
You must have a valid government issued photo ID (government badge, license, passport, etc.). The security processing will include a metal detector and X-ray screening of all hand carried items.
If you have a question about the workshop, please email email@example.com.