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The Knowledge Group Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Antitrust Immunity to Healthcare Collaborations

New York, NY, October 22, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: Antitrust Immunity to Healthcare Collaborations: The Interplay Between State and Federal Antitrust Enforcement Authority. This two-hour event is scheduled for November 5, 2015 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET.

Event Synopsis:

Recently, New York amended its Partnership Plan and authorized the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) plan to reform, improve, and reduce the cost of the state’s Medicaid system. Furthermore, New York’s Certificate of Public Advantage (COPA) regulations allow for state supervision of collaborative health care programs, and require the Department of Health to consult with the New York Attorney General before conferring antitrust immunity.

In April 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) submitted a letter to the New York State Department of Health expressing 'strong concerns' about state regulations offering antitrust immunity to some healthcare collaborations under their supervision. The FTC is concerned that granting COPAs to these entities would protect them against anti-competitive conduct.

This reflects the FTC’s continued opposition to State grants of immunity from federal antitrust laws, and its intent to challenge anti-competitive transactions.

This webinar will describe recent state legislative efforts to maintain immunity for health care providers and analyze the economic trade-offs behind coming up with effective regulation that will encourage collaboration among healthcare providers while minimizing risk of anti-competitive behavior. The objective is to provide an interesting and important insight into the interplay between state and federal oversight of the healthcare industry.

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Mitchell D. Raup

NERA Economic Consulting
Dr. Subramaniam (Subbu) Ramanarayanan
Vice President

Proskauer Rose LLP
Colin Kass

Proskauer Rose LLP
John R. Ingrassia
Special Counsel

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