Health care reform has stimulated new transactions and affiliations between and among health systems, hospitals, physician groups, and other health care providers. The pace of mergers and acquisitions has accelerated in recent years. Along with the uptick in consolidation, antitrust scrutiny from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general has increased, emphasizing the importance of assessing proactively the antitrust risks. While health care providers view their mergers as an effective method to combat their rising costs of serving patients and improving the quality of patient care, the enforcement agencies point to the potential for higher prices associated with consolidation, increases in market power, and increases in leverage over payers.

In this program, Ballard Spahr lawyers will review the current federal and state challenges and provide practical pointers about the antitrust issues facing health care providers as they and their competitors consider consolidation and coordination.

Date & TIme

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET


Jean C. Hemphill
Practice Leader
Health Care


Leslie E. John
Practice Leader

Jason A. Leckerman

Marcel S. Pratt

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and prospective clients interested in antitrust issues facing health care providers considering consolidation. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at