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Posted July 9th, 2013 in Legal Insights with Tags , ,

The Rise of Associations, the Risk of Antitrust

There is an association for every type of health care provider and for every type of business that serves health care providers. Associations struggle with the allure of wanting to help their members share information and practices. If information sharing isn’t done appropriately, however, providers with employees heavily engaged in associations can get themselves into hot water by violating antitrust law. While the desire to share information may be strong, the laws regarding sharing information such as salaries, cost of care or reimbursement are strict. For more information, contact Heidi Neff Christianson at 612-305-7698 (

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