Healthcare Strip


The healthcare industry continues to operate in an environment of substantial change, with healthcare reform, ongoing mergers and acquisitions, and new organizational arrangements among hospitals, physicians, and insurers. To navigate the complex healthcare landscape, clients rely on experts with a clear grasp of fundamental issues and healthcare economics. Staying abreast of the latest industry developments and relevant academic research, as well as undertaking independent research on various aspects of health economics, Compass Lexecon has experience with many of the most prominent healthcare cases in the industry and before the courts. Our experts bring in-depth healthcare industry experience ranging from traditional antitrust matters to broader (and emerging) policy issues.

We have testified before the antitrust agencies and authored seminal articles on key issues across the healthcare industry. In addition, we have been involved in numerous agency and litigation matters, including class certification in alleged wage suppression, hospital mergers, and alleged monopolization matters. Our expert analyses are enhanced by our ability to combine cutting-edge economics honed across a range of industries and issues with deep knowledge of the healthcare industry.

Our familiarity with industry data sets and extensive use of empirical analysis, econometrics, and modeling set Compass Lexecon apart in our ability to inform and present economic analyses of mergers, healthcare reform, efficiency analyses, and recent developments with health insurance and provider pricing and reimbursement. Merger analyses have expanded, with growing numbers of insurer, physician, and hospital transactions and development of new organizational forms; these analyses include increasingly sophisticated competitive effects analyses and extensive efficiencies and benefit analyses.

We assist clients in all segments of the healthcare industry, including:

• Providers (including Hospitals, Physician Groups, Specialty Hospitals, and Clinics)

• Health Insurers

• Medical Equipment and Device Companies

Compass Lexecon economists in the healthcare practice area have particular expertise in the following areas:

• Mergers and Acquisitions

• Efficiency Analysis

• Organizational Change

• Class Certification