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FTC Workshop - March 20 - 21, 2014 - Public Workshop Examining U.S. Health Care Competition

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FTC Workshop - March 20 - 21, 2014 - Public Workshop Examining U.S. Health Care Competition

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The Federal Trade Commission is having a workshop later this month to review a wide range of issues related to heatlh care and competition.   AOTA will attend the briefing and will be submitting comments.  

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The Federal Trade Commission will host a two-day workshop on March 20-21, 2014, at its Conference Center at 601 New Jersey Ave., N.W., in Washington, DC, to examine competition issues related to certain current developments in the U.S. health care industry. Health care spending accounts for a large part of federal, state, and consumer budgets. The FTC focuses its resources to ensure that health care markets benefit from competition and innovation, both of which can reduce costs and increase the quality and accessibility of health care for consumers. The workshop is free and open to the public, and public comments are being accepted.

The workshop will explore current developments related to:

  • professional regulation of health care providers;
  • innovations in health care delivery;
  • advancements in health care technology;
  • measuring and assessing health care quality; and
  • price transparency of health care services.

Webpage:
http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/02/ftc-host-public-workshop-examining-us-health-care-competition

Blog Posting
http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/blogs/competition-matters/2014/02/examining-health-care-competition-time-another-check

Federal Register notice (and attached) – FTC invites comments on a wide range of questions
http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/federal_register_notices/2014/02/140224healthcareworkshopfrn.pdf


 

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