Healthcare Antitrust Attorneys
Representing Healthcare Professionals in Antitrust Matters in Washington
Washington boasts many world-class hospitals, medical centers, and physician offices. Washington and federal antitrust laws apply to healthcare companies just like any other type of industry, and antitrust issues are common among healthcare practices and facilities. Antitrust concerns and hurdles can create obstacles for doctors when it comes to providing the proper care for patients, and any medical professional should discuss concerns with an antitrust attorney right away. Doing so is the best option for your patients and your practice.
When insurance companies and large hospitals cause problems for smaller healthcare providers, or if physicians bring antitrust claims against your practice, you should not hesitate to consult with the attorneys at the Law Offices of George M. Sanders. We regularly handle complex antitrust issues for clients in the healthcare industry, so please discuss how we can represent you and your practice.
Ways We Assist Clients
Physicians and other medical providers can experience antitrust issues in different ways. Our law firm regularly works in the following practice areas and more:
- Competition between physicians and hospitals – Some physicians have their own private practices as well as providing care in major hospitals. In some situations, a hospital might take steps to hinder or limit the physician’s own practice to keep business at the large medical center. This can constitute unfair competition practices, which are in violation of antitrust laws.
- Challenging physician peer reviews – Physician peer reviews are important to promote and ensure proper patient care. However, when a physician works in competition with a hospital as well as for the hospital, the facility may use peer reviews as a method to limit the physician’s competitive practice. Undeserved adverse review practices might qualify as wrongful retaliation and potentially an antitrust violation.
- Healthcare networks and groups – Insurance companies can be quite powerful when it comes to controlling the services provided by a physician with a small practice. As a means to combat this control and maintain their own patient care standards, physicians often join together to form networks and larger medical groups. In some situations, physicians in competition with medical networks may bring undeserved antitrust allegations.
These are only some of the many different healthcare antitrust matters that our attorneys handle. The best way to know your rights as a healthcare professional or defend against false accusations is to schedule a consultation with a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Contact Our Firm if You Would Like to Discuss Your Legal Options with a Healthcare Antitrust Attorney
At the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., we represent clients across the United States. We believe that healthcare professionals should be able to practice without constant concerns about antitrust obstacles or false allegations of violations. Resolving these matters swiftly and efficiently is the best course of action for both physicians and their patients. Contact us directly today to schedule a discussion and case evaluation with a healthcare antitrust attorney today.