In the current era of mandated heath care reform, consolidation of practices among physicians is necessary to meet the goals of cost-effective and high-quality care in this country. However, because the medical profession has come under antitrust scrutiny in recent years, horizontal mergers require advance recognition and utilization of precedents and procedures for minimizing the risk of antitrust action. This article reviews relevant antitrust statutes and regulations, and summarizes issues that should be addressed in the creation of viable, socially responsible horizontal mergers among specialty physicians.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Ophthalmology Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Published - 1997|
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