Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Luke Smith will speak at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Antitrust in Healthcare Virtual Conference on the topic of “Anti-Steering and Anti-Tiering Provisions in Healthcare Contracts.” Luke will be joined by panelists Lona Fowdur with Economists Incorporated and Catherine Reilly with the U.S. Department of Justice, and the session will be moderated by Mark Horoschak with Bradley.

Anti-steering and anti-tiering clauses in healthcare contracts between hospitals and insurers are receiving greater scrutiny from the DOJ. This session will analyze the pro-competitive reasons for why hospitals and insurers negotiate such contracts, as well as how these arrangements can allow a dominant hospital to limit the growth of a competitive provider market.

Additionally, Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Dales Grimes serves on the planning committee for the conference. The Antitrust in Healthcare Conference invites healthcare providers, insurers, and pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers to partake in this discussion of timely and significant information on key antitrust issues affecting the healthcare industry. The program’s expert faculty of leading government attorneys, private counsel representing both plaintiffs and defendants, international enforcers, and economists will provide practical advice, insights, and policy recommendations.

The virtual conference will be held February 10-12. More information and registration details, please visit the ABA’s website.