The Federal Trade Commission will hold a public workshop June 18 in Washington, D.C., to assess the impact of certificates of public advantage on health care prices, quality, access and innovation. “States have enacted COPAs with the assumption that regulatory oversight can mitigate the effects of lost competition and may allow hospitals to achieve certain efficiencies,” FTC said. “The Commission is interested in empirical research on the actual benefits and harms associated with COPAs, and on qualitative analyses of stakeholders’ experience with COPAs. Such studies and analyses, as well as the information presented at this workshop, may help advance the agency’s policy and enforcement strategies.” The workshop is part of FTC’s COPA Assessment Project.

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