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Feds fire back at hospital groups over alleged bias in antitrust workshop
Modern Healthcare

The Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Justice Department are rejecting claims by the nation’s major hospital groups that a workshop on healthcare competition was one-sided and derisive toward hospitals.It’s a dispute experts say is symptomatic of deep tensions between the government and hospitals over reforms in the age of the Affordable Care Act.The FTC and the Justice Department’s Antitrust Division defended their recent two-day joint workshop, Examining Health Care Competition, in a letter dated April 1.