The Anti-Trust Organization Assignment
MHA612: Financial & Managerial Accounting (NDG1430A)
August 3, 2014
Instructor: Lashandra Span
Anti-Trust laws are designed to protect the competitive market in order to insure that the consumers will be able to obtain goods and services of the highest quality at the lowest possible price. For years many people on the health care field were absolutely convinced that anti-trust laws did not apply to the field because as we all know, health care is so different from other industries: it is not like hotdogs and steel and mufflers.
The United States Supreme Court has made it absolutely clear time and time again those anti-trust laws do apply to healthcare industry in the same way, notwithstanding the unique characteristics of the health care marketplace. In this paper I will talk about how to avoid the threats of the (F.T.C) Federal Trade Commission investigation if I were to merge with other Health Care Organizations. I will research a health care organization in the U.S. and use that as basis for this paper.
Arizona vs. Maricopa Province Health System
The highest Court establishes that physicians had engaged in