FTC Joins DOJ In Withdrawal Of Healthcare Antitrust Guidelines

The FTC has now joined the DOJ Antitrust Division in withdrawing guidance relating to antitrust enforcement in healthcare. In February, the DOJ announced its withdrawal of three antitrust policy statements relating to healthcare. As anticipated, five months later, on July 14, 2023, the FTC withdrew two of these policy statements. The withdrawn statements provided safety zones for mergers, participation in exchanges of price and cost information, accountable care organizations, and joint purchasing arrangements, as well […]

By | Nov 28, 2023 ||

FTC And HHS Caution Hospitals And Telehealth Providers On Tracking Tech

This month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights sent letters warning about privacy and security risks related to online tracking technologies used by hospitals and telehealth providers. These warnings continue the FTC’s increased focus on health data and could indicate further enforcement efforts in this area.

Specifically, on July 20, 2023, the FTC, in conjunction with HHS, sent letters to hospital systems and telehealth providers stating […]

By | Nov 26, 2023 ||

Healthcare & Life Sciences Private Equity Deal Tracker

TPG has announced it has acquired Nextech from Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL) for $1.4 billion.

Nextech, based in Tampa, Fla., is a provider of clinical and administrative healthcare technology solutions for specialty physician practices. Founded in 1997, the company states it services more than 11,000 physicians in dermatology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, plastic surgery and med spa.

TPG is investing in Nextech through TPG Capital. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and San Francisco, TPG Capital targets investments in middle-market companies in […]

By | Nov 24, 2023 ||