Healthcare and life science companies continue 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 the expertise required to be effective in the most prominent healthcare and life sciences cases and before the courts. Our experts bring in-depth healthcare and life sciences industry experience ranging from traditional antitrust matters, to broader (and emerging) policy issues, to securities cases.

Our experts have testified before antitrust agencies and authored seminal articles on key issues across the healthcare and life sciences industry. In addition, we have been involved in numerous agency and litigation matters, including class certification in alleged wage suppression, hospital mergers, alleged monopolization matters, and securities cases. 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 and life sciences 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
  • Financial Distress
  • Securities Cases
  • Valuation and Solvency Analyses
  • Corporate Governance