In this issue:
The FTC and DOJ have created a Draft Proposal regarding how they might analyze competitive aspects of ACOs created under ObamaCare.The Draft contains features from both conventional merger and health insurance analysis. Will this change the way conventional mergers are analyzed? We’ve asked four experts to sort and clarify this new approach from both a legal and economic viewpoint. And for a bonus article, we’re looking at the recent Siemens case decision that may shed light on the thorny issue of allocating cartel fines between parent and subsidiaries.
Antitrust Analysis and ACOs
It seems likely that the Agencies could begin to adopt Common Services and PSAs as antitrust markets more frequently in their full-fledged competition analyses. David Argue, & John Gale (Economists, Inc.)
From a policy perspective, it is unclear whether the ACO review should be more or less stringent than the merger review process. Tasneem Chipty (Analysis Group, Inc.)
A Not So Modest Proposal? The FTC/DOJ Proposed Statement of Antitrust Enforcement Policy Regarding Accountable Care Organizations Participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program
The removal of doubt regarding whether to apply the Rule of Reason se