Health reform initiatives and alignment strategies
Managed care contracting networks such as clinically integrated networks (CINs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs)
Her health antitrust practice includes assessing the implications of the formation and operation of competitor collaborations (CINs, ACOs, joint ventures), merger analysis and defense, compliance and ordinary course conduct.
Ashley served as partner-in-charge of the firm’s Health Industry Advisory Practice Group in Chicago from 2015 to 2018 and currently serves on the Firm’s Management Committee.
Analyzed competitive effects and prepared for antitrust enforcement agency review of competing health system, hospital and physician practice mergers and acquisitions
Provided counsel on corporate and antitrust to managed care contracting networks such as CINs, ACOs and super-physician-hospital organizations (PHOs), including commercial and those participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) in their formation and operation.
Provided corporate and antitrust counsel to provider collaborations and joint ventures, including quality and/or cost-sharing initiatives, joint purchasing arrangements, co-marketing arrangements, and trade associations regarding their formation and operation
Provided antitrust counsel to hospitals and health systems regarding ongoing conduct matters such as managed care contract provisions, including narrow networks, steering, tiered network, exclusivity, tying and “most favored nation” provisions, economic credentialing, physician conflict of interest and medical staff membership disputes, exclusive services agreements between hospitals and physician groups, the purchase and use of discounted pharmaceuticals under the Nonprofit Institutions Act, integrated delivery systems and vertical integration, and participation in information exchanges
Developed antitrust compliance policies, programs, firewalls and audits