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[91WashLRev0199] Navigating Through the Fog of Vertical Merger Law: A Guide to Counselling Hospital-Physician Consolidation Under the Clayton Act

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dc.contributor.author Greaney, Thomas L.
dc.contributor.author Ross, Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-27T18:31:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-27T18:31:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03
dc.identifier.citation 91 Wash. L. Rev. 199 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0043-0617
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1572
dc.description Volume 91, Number 1, March 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Thomas L. Greaney is a Chester A. Myers Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law. Douglas Ross lectures at the University of Washington School of Law and is a partner with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, in Seattle, Washington. Abstract: Lawyers assessing legality under the antitrust laws of hospital acquisitions of physician practices face a quandary. The case law is sparse, federal enforcement guidance outdated, and academic input conflicting. Applying these muddled standards in the rapidlyevolving health care sector only magnifies the uncertainty. While most transactions will be competitively neutral or beneficial, rapidly evolving market conditions causing integration between hospitals and physicians present opportunities for consolidations that may harm consumer interests. Indeed, given the highly concentrated structure of many hospital markets in the nation, preemptive acquisitions of physician practices may be a tempting strategy for some to undermine competition. This Article offers guidance by analyzing potential theories of competitive harm and addressing factual elements necessary to establish a violation of antitrust merger law. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Washington Law Review, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Article en_US
dc.title [91WashLRev0199] Navigating Through the Fog of Vertical Merger Law: A Guide to Counselling Hospital-Physician Consolidation Under the Clayton Act en_US
dc.title.alternative Navigating Through the Fog of Vertical Merger Law: A Guide to Counselling Hospital-Physician Consolidation Under the Clayton Act en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 2016 by Washington Law Review Association. en_US


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