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    Issues of Anti-Trust Laws in Healthcare Industry

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    What special concerns of the healthcare industry do anti-trust laws address? Mention concerns specific to healthcare, that is, not shared by other industries.

    Have you noticed any impact that HIPAA (the Privacy Rule) has had on you as a healthcare consumer? Does this legislation benefit healthcare providers? Why or why not?

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    Antitrust Laws and Enforcement Policy in the Health Care Area address several concerns specific to the healthcare industry including hospital mergers, hospital equipment joint ventures, physicians provision of information to purchasers, hospitals' exchange of price and cost data, joint purchasing arrangements among providers, and physician network joint ventures. None of these areas of ...

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    Issues of anti-trust laws in healthcare industry are examined.