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