ABA Section of Antitrust Law 2011 Antitrust Fall Forum

Washington, DC
17 November 2011
Hosted By: the Antitrust Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA)

The ABA Section of Antitrust Law hosted its annual Fall Forum in Washington, DC on 17 November 2011 to discuss the latest cutting-edge issues in competition and consumer protection enforcement. NERA Senior Vice President Dr. Lawrence Wu participated in a panel session entitled "Health Care: Accountable Care Organizations" along with The Honorable J. Thomas Rosch, Commissioner at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Fiona M. Scott-Morton, Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Antitrust Division; and Joshua D. Wright, Professor of Law at George Mason University. The panel, moderated by Seth C. Silber of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC, discussed the recently enacted US health care reform, which seeks to improve access to health care while making the system more efficient. A key component of those reforms is the authorization of accountable care organizations (ACOs) that are intended to enable progress on both fronts. At the same time, ACOs present significant antitrust issues. The panel examined how the DOJ and FTC are approaching ACOs as well as other competition issues in the US health care system.
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