Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What is Clinical Integration?

The Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice define Clinical Integration as:

“…the network implementing an active and ongoing program to evaluate and modify practice patterns by the network’s physician participants and create a high degree of interdependence and cooperation among the physicians to control costs and ensure quality.” 

Source: DOJ and FTC, Statements of Antitrust Enforcement policy in Health Care, Statement 8

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