Health Care Antitrust Counseling and Defense

HMBR has advised numerous clients regarding the antitrust implications of acquisitions, consolidations, mergers, affiliations and managed care contracting.  Most recently, we defended a multi-hospital system and its affiliated physician network against a charge of price fixing brought by a large national health plan wherein the health plan sought over $250 million in alleged antitrust damages and equitable relief.  Following a full trial on the merits, the arbitration panel dismissed all claims against the hospital system and the physician network.