Collaborative Agreements in Health Care – California Health Care Foundation

A variety of non-merger collaborative arrangements have proliferated in recent years. Compared to traditional mergers and acquisitions, collaboration agreements preserve a certain degree of operational and financial autonomy of the contracting parties. State and federal oversight of healthcare partnership agreements is complex and rapidly evolving. This short issue describes the partnership agreements, examines their potential effects in California, and highlights some of the complexities of overseeing them. Below is a summary of the key points of the brief: Collaboration agreements exist on an integration continuum. The key element in identifying…

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