FTC Granted 2-Week Reprieve in Effort to Block Pennsylvania Hospital Merger

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the state of Pennsylvania have two weeks to persuade the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit that the pending merger of Penn State Hershey Medical Center (“Hershey”) and Pinnacle Health System (“Pinnacle”) is anticompetitive. 

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FTC Weighs-in On Telehealth: Providing Comments Regarding Alaska’s Proposed Licensure and Standard of Care Requirements

By | Of Digital Interest | May 12, 2016
FTC Weighs-in On Telehealth: Providing Comments Regarding Alaska’s Proposed Licensure and Standard of Care Requirements

In March 2016, the US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) staff submitted public comments regarding the telehealth provisions of a proposed state bill in Alaska demonstrating the FTC’s continued focus on health care competition and general discouragement of anti competitive conduct in health care markets, with a renewed interest and focus on telehealth.

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Federal Judge Refuses FTC Request to Block Hershey/Pinnacle Deal; FTC to Appeal

Federal Judge Refuses FTC Request to Block Hershey/Pinnacle Deal; FTC to Appeal

Hospitals and other providers who have been tracking Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice Antitrust Division hospital merger challenges over the last several years will want to take note of the federal district court opinion issued earlier this week denying the FTC’s motion for an injunction to prevent 551-bed Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the three-campus, 646-bed PinnacleHealth from coming together in Pennsylvania’s midstate region—as well as the FTC’s decision to appeal.

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Apple & Google Are Among 8 Mobile Device Companies the FTC Ordered to Disclose Security Update Practices

Apple & Google Are Among 8 Mobile Device Companies the FTC Ordered to Disclose Security Update Practices

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) “is seeking to compile data concerning policies, procedures, and practices for providing security updates to mobile devices offered by unnamed persons, partnerships, corporations, or others in the United States.” 

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FTC and Phone Billing Companies Settle Contempt Charges for Unauthorized Billing

FTC and Phone Billing Companies Settle Contempt Charges for Unauthorized Billing

The Federal Trade Commission and several telephone billing companies submitted a proposed stipulated order to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas to resolve allegations that the billing companies violated a 1999 court order and permanent injunction concerning charges of phone bill cramming. 

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