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  • antitrust
  • It is a pleasure to be here today as a panelist for the Health Trustee Institute to discuss antitrust, hospital mergers, and innovation in health care delivery. (ftc.gov)
  • Unprecedented developments in health care markets, including the emergence of innovative types of collaborative arrangements, have added to the challenge of antitrust enforcement in the health care arena. (ftc.gov)
  • Before I discuss the Statements of Enforcement Policy, some staff advisory opinions relating to the Statements, and proposed antitrust exemptions and loosening of antitrust standards under the proposed Medicare legislation, let me describe briefly some basic antitrust principles as they apply to health care. (ftc.gov)
  • The FTC enforces the antitrust laws to ensure that competitive forces will be allowed to stimulate the development of health care delivery systems desired by consumers. (ftc.gov)
  • Through sound antitrust enforcement, the FTC has eliminated anticompetitive restraints and thus has helped market forces create an environment in which innovative forms of health care delivery could emerge to compete on their merits. (ftc.gov)
  • The 1994 policy Statements expand upon the previous Statements, issued in September 1993, which clarified the antitrust enforcement intentions of the two Agencies as to six forms of collaborative activities among health care providers. (ftc.gov)
  • The 1994 Statements help to clarify what health care providers can do together in certain instances with little or no antitrust risk. (ftc.gov)
  • The hospital merger Statement provides an antitrust safety zone for small hospital mergers and explains the Agencies' analysis of hospital mergers that fall outside the safety zone. (ftc.gov)
  • M]ost of the nine statements set forth herein give health care providers guidance in the form of "antitrust safety zones," which describe the circumstances under which the Agencies will not challenge conduct under the antitrust laws. (ftc.gov)
  • hospital
  • The Statement notes that the Agencies have challenged only a handful of the hundreds of hospital mergers that have occurred in recent years. (ftc.gov)
  • Many hospital mergers outside the safety zone will not pose serious competitive problems and the Commission will not challenge them. (ftc.gov)
  • industry
  • They meet periodically with representatives of various provider groups and payers to discuss new developments in the health care industry. (ftc.gov)
  • oversees
  • They're all very large so a merger between any two of the three would create a very, very large REIT," Stephanie Thomas, a fund manager at Cincinnati-based Bahl & Gaynor, which oversees about $11 billion including shares of HCP, HCN and Ventas, said in a phone interview. (bloomberg.com)
  • Paul Milton, chief executive of Ellis Medicine, says the city and neighboring communities have benefited from medical services that would not have been possible a decade ago, when three of the facilities he oversees were independent and struggling to stay afloat. (timesunion.com)
  • equals
  • It is a merger of equals , with both firms contributing $30 million in equity, said J.H. Cohn's Thomas J. Marino and Reznick's Kenneth E. Baggett, the new firm's co-CEOs. (njbiz.com)
  • creates
  • Marino, who had been CEO of Roseland-based Cohn, said the merger creates new opportunity both for the firm's professionals and its clients. (njbiz.com)
  • 5) The movement of patients and their health care information across state lines, access to and exchange of health care information from automated data banks, and the emergence of multistate health care providers creates a compelling need for uniform law, rules, and procedures governing the use and disclosure of health care information. (wa.gov)
  • REIT
  • The stock slump amid a slowdown in deals and the firing of Chief Executive Officer James F. Flaherty could spur Ventas Inc. or Health Care REIT Inc., known as HCN, to weigh a bid for the $17 billion company, said Adelante Capital Management LLC. (bloomberg.com)
  • Two days later, Health Care REIT announced an $845 million deal to acquire Sunrise Senior Living, which is based in McLean, Virginia. (apta.org)
  • Because a real estate investment trust such as Health Care REIT cannot both own and operate its real estate, Sunrise will likely continue to be run independently. (apta.org)
  • System
  • Great River Health System-Keokuk had a great turnout for its employee ugly sweater contest last week. (theladders.com)
  • Great River Health System is based in West Burlington, and FMCH is in Fort Madison. (theladders.com)
  • But the VA evolved into such a system under different circumstances and for reasons that are worth reviewing if we are to understand how best to improve veterans' health care. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • In Philadelphia, Abington Health and Jefferson Health System are moving forward with an intent to merge. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • The plans for an Abington-Jefferson merger does come just half-a-year after Jefferson ended a 19-year financial partnership with Main Line Health, a health system serving Philly's southwest suburbs. (healthcarefinancenews.com)
  • Ms. Lynch is hopeful that this merger could change the health care system for the better by providing preventive care interventions at the neighborhood pharmacy and fostering more active consumer engagement for better health outcomes. (reachmd.com)
  • of any health care system) is it's tremendously dedicated work force," Mosser said. (witf.org)
  • Health care across our nation - including here in central Pennsylvania - continues to evolve into a system that not only treats people when they're sick or injured but also partners with individuals and families to keep them healthy and to improve the overall health of communities," Mosser said. (witf.org)
  • Long term, the plan ensures Franklin County a health care system that will meet its needs well into the future, Ross said. (witf.org)
  • Both investment firms forecast weakened operations for the short term related to higher than expected costs of installing an electronics health record system. (witf.org)
  • In September 2010, a team of researchers from the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), as part of the Community Tracking Study (CTS), visited Indianapolis to study how health care is organized, financed and delivered in that community. (hschange.org)
  • When the system notices trends, it sends alerts to health district employees who review the cases and make sure the trigger went off because of a real abnormality. (tribtoday.com)
  • Presence Health has agreed to be acquired in a deal that will make it part of Amita Health, expanding the system to 19 hospitals in the Chicago area. (ask.com)
  • The rating system is based on performance in three categories: Health Inspections, Quality Measures and Staffing. (prweb.com)
  • With $5.6 billion in assets, CHP operates more than 100 health facilities, including 24 hospitals throughout Ohio and Kentucky, and is the largest health system in Ohio. (sbnonline.com)
  • hospice
  • The new palliative care courses include exclusive content provided by the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) and provide nurses, therapists, home health aides and hospice volunteers with the most comprehensive content library in the market. (prweb.com)
  • The product of a merger between Silverchair Learning, Essential Learning, Care2Learn and the Hospice Education Network, Relias Learning delivers breadth and depth of content unrivaled by its competitors. (prweb.com)
  • News
  • Stay ahead of developments in federal and state health care law, regulation and transactions with timely, expert news and analysis. (bna.com)
  • Anchored by Russ Britt , Health Exchange is the essential site for those looking for the most important news, data and analysis on the sector. (marketwatch.com)
  • million
  • After the merger, which is expected to be tax-free to shareholders, there will be about 145 million shares outstanding with a value, based on current market prices, of $6.6 billion. (latimes.com)
  • Insurance
  • According to Fairfax County, there are 150,000 residents that do not have health insurance. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • There will be no changes to Summit's contracts with health insurance companies, according to Dr. Kevin Mosser, president and CEO of WellSpan Health. (witf.org)
  • On October 1, just a few days before we met, the federal government's health insurance exchanges opened for business and almost were instantly beset by technical glitches. (russellreynolds.com)
  • Conversations
  • The Summit board has been evaluating its position over the past several years and has held conversations with other health care systems. (witf.org)
  • employer
  • Today, the Veterans Health Administration is the largest non-defense employer in the federal government, with more than 275,000 workers. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • Summit Health is the largest single employer in Franklin County with 3,600 employees. (witf.org)
  • And, in an effort to contain health benefit costs, employer interest in consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs)-high-deductible plans tied to a tax-advantaged savings account-remains strong. (hschange.org)
  • entities
  • There are many good deals to be had, as distressed entities are seeking cash infusions from investors or selling to more well-heeled buyers, rather than closing and possibly leaving a community without a facility. (bna.com)
  • largest
  • HCP Inc. (HCP) is near its cheapest level since 2009, after it lost its title as the largest health-care real estate investment trust this year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. (bloomberg.com)
  • Plans
  • Consumer-driven health plans are growing faster in Indianapolis than in many other markets around the country. (hschange.org)
  • systems
  • Watch for competition to continue among health systems looking toser. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Watch for competition to continue among health systems looking to serve rapidly growing counties outside of the District," states Josh Kelley, market analyst for HealthLeaders-InterStudy and author of the report. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Its closest analogue among Western health-care systems is the British National Health Service. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • last
  • The due diligence phase, which helps determine viability of a merger, is expected to last three to six months. (theladders.com)
  • Last year's waiting-list scandal, and others like it in recent years, have highlighted the inconsistent quality of health care for veterans - and the long, checkered history of federal veterans' programs. (nationalaffairs.com)
  • Shares of most health-care REITs have fallen in the last 12 months on prospects for higher interest rates . (bloomberg.com)
  • Virginia
  • Local officials and members of HealthWorks for Northern Virginia cut the ribbon on a new facility in Herndon Tuesday, June 11. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • HealthWorks for Northern Virginia Associate CEO Carol Jameson presents Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-11) with a certificate of appreciation at the opening of their new facility in Herndon Tuesday, June 11. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • Health Works of Northern Virginia is the result of a merger between the Jeanie Schmidt Free Clinic and the Loudoun County Community Health Center, which took place in October 2012. (connectionnewspapers.com)
  • long term
  • Still, many health care experts predict nursing homes, senior communities, and other long-term care facilities will follow a similar path of consolidation because small and mid-size operators will struggle to afford compliance costs, the Post says. (apta.org)