Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Health Law Campus Courses

725: Antitrust in Health Care Field

Credit Hours



This course will cover the full range of antitrust issues affecting the activities of all participants in the healthcare field, including different types of healthcare service providers (hospitals, physicians, and ancillary service providers), payors (government and commercial), and suppliers of products to providers and their patients.  Following an introduction to the antitrust laws generally, the course will specifically address the competitive issues posed by mergers and joint ventures involving competing healthcare providers or payors, the formation and operation of provider networks (including Accountable Care Organizations) and managed care contracting, the activities of trade associations and group purchasing organizations, medical staff privileges and credentialing, single firm conduct, and specific statutory provisions (e.g., Robinson-Patman Act), exemptions and immunities.