Antitrust Lawyers Boulder
If you are a healthcare provider, your first priority should be to provide the highest quality of care to your patients. However, there might be restrictions placed by insurance companies, and you also must think about what is best for your practice from a business perspective. Often, in business dealings and transactions – or in the normal course of business – healthcare providers can face unexpected antitrust issues. These issues can be complicated, and, if not handled properly, they can cause costly problems for your practice.
If you are facing antitrust concerns – whether as part of a business transaction or not – you should seek guidance and assistance from antitrust lawyers who help clients in Boulder. Contact the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, PC, for more information.
Large corporations and hospitals often have significantly greater resources than smaller providers. Even so, these large conglomerates try to keep this advantage, however possible, and this can include taking steps to squash potential competition from smaller providers. This is especially true for independent rehabilitation or surgery centers that can be more convenient for patients than going to the hospital.
Hospitals and large facilities might take action against smaller providers to unfairly limit competition, such as by pushing out falsely negative peer reviews of medical professionals at smaller facilities. They might even file complaints regarding possible antitrust violations when doctors join to form new smaller networks to gain leverage in the market. This can lead to investigations by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or the Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the antitrust complaints. It is important to seek help from an experienced antitrust attorney if your office is facing any conduct that might constitute unfair competition.
Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions
As mentioned, some smaller providers might merge or allow themselves to be acquired by larger conglomerates to gain leverage in the market and against health insurers. Whether you are a hospital trying to acquire a smaller medical company, or you are a smaller healthcare provider banding together with other small offices to form a network, you will likely have to deal with some antitrust matters.
Whenever healthcare providers merge or change ownership, the FTC will take notice. You should have legal representation ready to respond to antitrust investigations and possible allegations. Our firm knows how to draft contracts for major transactions and more to protect your merger or acquisition. We can also represent your company after an M&A is finalized, as other providers in your market could raise concerns about possible violations or unfair competition after the fact.
Contact Our Antitrust Lawyers Handling Cases in Boulder
Antitrust issues can be costly and time-consuming, even if your company is not in violation of any antitrust laws. It is important to protect the resources of your facility by seeking the right help to address antitrust concerns head-on. The Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C. has antitrust lawyers who assist clients in the Boulder area. Contact us for more information today.