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Analyzing The Geographic Market In Hospital Mergers: Travel Patterns Take A Backseat To Payer Response

BY | December 14, 2016

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty – This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive…

By Andrea Levine & Andy Hasty –

This article looks at recent hospital merger cases which highlight not only the importance of a properly defined geographic market, but also courts’ definitive shift away from relying on patient travel patterns in making this determination. A close look at the ensuing hospital merger challenges shows that patient flow data—and even some semblance of the Elzinga-Hogarty test—continued to inform geographic market analysis in hospital mergers unt

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