FTC to Probe Physician Practice Consolidation

Requests 6 years of patient-level claims data from insurers

By Ryan Basen,

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced plans to examine the consequences of physician group consolidation with healthcare facilities.

The agency said it had sent orders for 6 years’ worth of patient claims data to six insurers to inform this review: Cigna, United Healthcare, Anthem, Florida Blue, Aetna, and Health Care Service Corporation.

Consolidation of US Physician Practices Continues to Surge

LINK: https://www.medpagetoday.com/practicemanagement/practicemanagement/90792?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2021-01-21&eun=g1650026d0r&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily%20Headlines%20Top%20Cat%20HeC%20%202021-01-21&utm_term=NL_Daily_DHE_dual-gmail-definition.

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