In a February 13, 2013, advisory opinion, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Bureau of Competition stated that it has no present intention to recommend that the FTC challenge a clinical integration program proposed by Norman Physician Hospital Organization, a multi-specialty physician-hospital organization in Oklahoma. The opinion is the fifth advisory opinion the FTC has issued concerning a clinically integrated managed care contracting network. Four of the advisory opinions were favorable, and one was unfavorable to the respective requesting parties. This White Paper summarizes the Norman Physician-Hospital Organization advisory opinion and its key takeaways, and compares the opinion to the FTC’s previous four advisory opinions on clinical integration programs.
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