Welcome to the Antitrust Practice Group (Antitrust PG). We help you understand public and private enforcement activity and competition policy affecting all sectors of the health care industry, including health care providers, health insurers, and medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Here are the top four things you can do to make the most of your membership in the Antitrust PG:
1. Register for a webinar or listen to an archived webinar: Web-based seminars focus on current antitrust issues and provide valuable insight from leaders in antitrust areas. Click here to access a list of upcoming and past webinars sponsored by the Antitrust PG.
2. Join the Antitrust Community: Discussion includes public and private enforcement initiatives and policies relating to network formation and operation, mergers, joint provider negotiations with payers, exclusionary practices, and exemptions. To join the Community, visit your "myAHLA" profile at www.healthlawyers.org/myahla, enter your login information, click the blue button to customize your "Email and List Preferences," and click "Save."
3. Check out the Antitrust PG Topical Library: This is where you can access the most relevant and recent AHLA publications and resources related to your practice area. It's the hub for AHLA content on Antitrust.
4. Plan to attend Antitrust in Health Care (held every May in the Washington, DC area): This program brings together an expert faculty made up of the leading government enforcers, private counsel representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and highly experienced economists to share their insights and offer practical advice and policy recommendations.
In addition, here are other benefits available to you through the Antitrust PG:
- Email Alerts, Executive Summaries, and Member Briefings: Timely alerts are delivered directly to your inbox—when a new law, regulation, or decision is published, we do the initial legwork and summarize it for you.
- Great Opportunities for Involvement: The Antitrust PG leadership welcomes and encourages members to become active participants by writing, speaking, tweeting, serving as a mentor, and taking on other leadership roles. Visit www.healthlawyers.org/volunteer to view available volunteer opportunities.
- Task Forces: For those health law topics that cross over several Practice Groups, AHLA has established Task Forces that produce collaborative, substantive resources for the benefit of the sponsoring Practice Groups' members. Antitrust PG members are automatically enrolled in
o Accountable Care Organization, Payment Innovation, and Health Care Reform Educational Task Force: This group provides members with a variety of information and resources relating to accountable care organizations, integrated care models, and other health care reform initiatives designed to improve quality and lower costs, for better population health.
Joining the Antitrust PG will help you to navigate the complex and changing antitrust law environment and keep you informed about emerging issues that may impact an important deal or create costly litigation exposure. We hope that your active participation in the Antitrust PG will help you to serve your clients' needs.