Health Care Antitrust (LAW-719L-001)
Meets 6/23-26 6-9:15PM
This course will address 3 broad topics (1) key antitrust legal issues applicable to healthcare matters; (2) significant areas of healthcare commercial activity in which antitrust issues have arisen; and (3) the interaction between healthcare policy decisions and antitrust enforcement. We will approach each of these issues by looking at recent enforcement, litigation, or policy matters that illustrate the principles. For example, a recent proposed acquisition in Idaho of a physician group by a large hospital group resulted in a decision exploring the interface between the reform goals of the Affordable Care Act and the traditional concerns of the antitrust laws for mergers creating market power. That decision and similar developments will provide material for the course, which will look as well at issues involving private and public healthcare financing, pharmaceuticals, and other issues involving hospitals and physicians. This is one of two courses that can be counted toward a Health Care Economics and the Law Course Series Certificate of Completion . Academic credit requirement: TBD.
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