November 4, 2021

New bill aims to clamp down on hospital anti-competition tactics like ‘all-or-nothing’ contracts

New bipartisan legislation aims to outlaw several practices employed by hospitals critics say harm competition, including requirements for payers to contract with affiliated providers.

The Healthy Competition for Better Care Act would prohibit health systems from requiring a payer or employer to contract with an affiliated provider or hospital as a condition of entering into a contract with the system.

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