BNA's Health Law Reporter
Insurance; Electronic Health Record; Health Information Exchange; Antitrust Issues
This policy brief is the first of two to address antitrust considerations that arise in health system transformation aimed at producing greater clinical integration and greater levels of information about the quality and cost of care. The second policy brief will discuss the implications of several recent Federal Trade Commission rulings on physician joint contracting to achieve clinical integration and greater health information accountability. These rulings have significant implications for growing efforts, as part of health reform, to create entities known as accountable care organizations.
Burke, T., Cartwright-Smith, L., Pereira, E., Rosenbaum, S. (2009). Antitrust aspects of health information sharing by public and private insurers. BNA's Health Law Reporter.