• Antitrust Issues Facing Physicians in Medicaid and Professional Licensing
  • August 18, 2015 | Author: John T. Mooresmith
  • Law Firm: Burr & Forman LLP - Montgomery Office
  • Physicians who were practicing in the 1990s were involved in numerous attempts to organize themselves in order to be able to participate in and even financially survive the onslaught of managed care delivery systems. The new systems were attempting to shift the risk of increasing costs from insurance carriers to the providers themselves. The logic was that if physicians were costing themselves money by ordering more tests, performing more expensive procedures, or hospitalizing patients, they would be incentivized to practice medicine more conservatively.