On Monday, May 9, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission will host a workshop to seek input on the Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy, which discusses how the federal antitrust agencies will enforce U.S. antitrust laws when competing health care providers create new Accountable Care Organizations (“ACOs”) under the Affordable Care Act of 2010. The FTC and the Department of Justice issued the joint proposed Policy Statement on March 31, 2011, and the comment period ends on May 31, 2011.The 10 am-1 pm workshop will feature a moderated discussion with a variety of industry stakeholders, including health care providers and insurers, as well as academics, health policy and economic experts, and representatives of the FTC and the Department of Justice.
NOTE: Those planning to attend should arrive early as there is limited seating. The event will also be webcast.
- Press Release (May 2, 2011)
- Federal Register Notice (April 19, 2011)
- Panelist Bios
- Industry Background Introductory Slides
- Webcast (A live webcast will be available on the day of the event. Bookmark this page and come back on the day of the event to link to the webcast.)
- Twitter (Transcript of #FTCACO Tweets)
- Transcript (May 9, 2011)
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