Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207 #00133

Submission Number:
00133
Commenter:
Richard Morrison
Organization:
Adventist Health System
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
Announcement of Public Workshop, "Examining Health Care Competition" ("Health Care Workshop") Project No. P13-1207
Adventist Health System (AHS) welcomes the opportunity to submit comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in response to the March 2014 Public Workshop: "Examining Health Care Competition." AHS is the nation's largest not-for-profit Protestant health care provider. Our organization includes 44 hospital campuses that are spread across 10 states and comprises more than 7,700 licensed beds. AHS provides inpatient, outpatient and emergency room care for four million patient visits each year. As a leading health care system, AHS is dedicated to achieving the Triple Aim of the health reform legislation known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). AHS strives to improve the health of the communities we serve by providing accessible, affordable and high quality health care. In attached comment letter, we provide a brief synopsis of our viewpoint on each of the issue areas covered by the FTC's recent public workshop. Sincerely, Richard Morrison Vice President, Government & Public Policy Adventist Health System