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FTC begins investigation of physician group mergers and orders insurers to share data

The Federal Trade Commission is examining statements information from some of the nation’s most significant wellness insurers’ to see how medical professional team acquisitions effect competitors.

The fee sent orders to Aetna, Anthem, Florida Blue, Cigna, Health Care Services Company and United Health care.

It’s looking for affected person-amount statements information for inpatient, outpatient and medical professional expert services across fifteen states from 2015 via 2020. The information will be utilized in a examine to look into how medical professional follow mergers and medical center acquisitions of medical professional practices impact the marketplace.

WHY THIS Matters

This examine is a section of the FTC’s bigger initiative to revamp its merger retrospective application. The application exists as a way for the fee to gauge how a unique merger impacted the equilibrium of its market.

The FTC utilizes the retrospective results to judge if it was too lenient or severe in allowing

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