FTC begins investigation of physician group mergers and orders insurers to share data

The Federal Trade Commission is examining claims data from some of the nation’s largest health insurers’ to see how physician group acquisitions impact competition. The commission sent orders to Aetna, Anthem, Florida Blue, Cigna, Health Care Service Corporation and United Healthcare. It’s seeking patient-level claims data for inpatient, outpatient and physician services across 15 states […]