May 11, 2018

Overcoming Antitrust Obstacles to Mergers by Committing to Population Health Improvement

PYA Principals David McMillan, Michael Ramey, and Martie Ross authored an article that was recently published in the AHLA Transactions Guide.  The article, “Overcoming Antitrust Obstacles to Mergers by Committing to Population Health Improvement,” discusses the challenge antitrust laws can create for healthcare providers contemplating transactions; details the collaborative process when health systems consolidate; examines what options providers can pursue, including Certificates of Public Advantage; and explores the impact such arrangements can have on the transition to value-based care.

Article Excerpt:

“Through a three-year process, Mountain States and Wellmont were able to demonstrate that consolidation, not continued competition, is in the best interests of the communities they serve. The investments Ballad has committed to make would not be possible if the inefficiencies of operating two separate organizations had continued. As a result of the merger, Ballad can provide the continuum of care needed to improve health outcomes while reducing total costs of care.”

The AHLA Transactions Guide features up-to-date information and legal news and analysis for healthcare attorneys.  Read the full article here.

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