Competition in the Healthcare Industry
*Names in bold indicate Presenter
This session covers the application of the industrial organization field of economics to the healthcare industry across four dimensions: multimarket contact in the health insurance space (in Medicare Advantage), common ownership of hospitals (through publicly traded hospital management companies), physician group mergers, and Certificates of Public Advantage (which offer antitrust immunity contingent on active regulation by the state). The results of these papers will be crucial for federal antitrust regulators as they consider how and where to respond to increasing market power across the healthcare industry. This is also all the more important as there continues to be policy variation in health insurance and healthcare pricing.