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The Federal Trade Commission has announced an agenda for its upcoming workshop in Washington, DC regarding the impact of certificates of public advantage, also known as COPAs, on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services.

First announced on April 12, 2019, the workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 18 in the Constitution Center Auditorium, 400 7th St. SW, Washington, D.C. 20024, and will be webcast live.

For more information about voluntary pre-registration and attending the workshop, please visit the workshop website. Also at the website are a list of topics for discussion and questions for public comment, as well as instructions for submitting public comments electronically and in paper form. The public comment deadline is July 31, 2019.  The workshop is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Information about reasonable accommodations is available on the workshop website. For general questions about the workshop, please contact us at

This workshop is part of a broader COPA Assessment Project announced in November 2017, when staff issued a request for empirical research and public comment.

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Contact Information

Betsy Lordan
Office of Public Affairs

Stephanie Wilkinson
Office of Policy Planning