Mergers & Acquisitions

May 19, 2021
Being a member of a health system brings measurable benefits to patients and health system employees: lower health care costs, improved patient care, better access to health care providers, and increased investment in technology and equipment.
May 8, 2021
Hospitals and health systems are responding to the rapid changing landscape in health care by joining together to drive high-value and high-performing health care.
Aug 18, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy called upon all agencies of the federal government to protect and promote fair competition throughout the economy. Achieving that objective will require each agency to assess fairly the activities of those fields and…
Aug 18, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order on Promoting Competition in the American Economy called upon all agencies of the federal government to protect and promote fair competition throughout the economy. Achieving that objective will require each agency to assess fairly the activities of those fields and…
Aug 18, 2021
This is the third analysis by Charles River Associates (CRA) showing that recent hospital acquisitions reduce costs and lead to improved performance on important quality indicators without an increase in revenue that may signal enhanced market power. All three analyses found that hospital…
Aug 18, 2021
Passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and, most recently, the repeal of the industry’s McCarran-Ferguson antitrust protection should be a catalyst for a more scrutiny by the federal antitrust and other federal agencies. And, as strongly suggested by the American Medical Association’s report that…
Aug 18, 2021
In this report we revisit our econometric analysis and include two additional years of data for 2018 and 2019 on cost, quality, and revenue outcomes from hospital transactions. The addition of these data allows us to measure the effects of 144 additional hospital acquisitions and also allows us to…
Aug 12, 2021
This Legal Advisory provides in-depth analysis of the DOJ’s and FTC’s policies and insights on how the hospital sector should respond and reduce their risks of prosecutions of no-poach agreements.
Aug 5, 2021
AHA yesterday sent a letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division expressing its serious concern with the adequacy of any remedy to resolve the anticompetitive impact of UnitedHealth Group’s acquisition of Change Healthcare. UHG in January announced its intent to combine its Optum…
Aug 4, 2021
Letter to the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division on the adequacy of any potential remedies to resolve the substantial competitive concerns raised by UnitedHealth Group’s proposed acquisition of Change Healthcare.