Economic tools for analyzing vertical mergers in healthcare
The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice recently released Draft Vertical Merger Guidelines (VMG), which describe the framework under which...
Dr. Noether specializes in antitrust analysis and other competitive issues related to the health care industry for law firms, professional associations, government agencies, and other clients.
She has analyzed dozens of hospital and health plan mergers as well as competitive disputes between different players in the health care sector. She is also expert in public and private sector provider reimbursement policies. She has provided expert testimony in antitrust and reimbursement litigation, analyzing class certification, merits, and damages questions. While she is best known for her work in the health care industry, she also has broad general expertise in all aspects of antitrust analyses. She has also worked on matters involving insurance, pharmaceuticals, software, retailing, wholesale, distribution, music, soft drinks, and energy.
Prior to joining CRA over 20 years ago, Dr. Noether served as a managing vice president at Abt Associates, where she specialized in federal reimbursement policy for hospitals and physicians and in antitrust issues. She also spent several years at the Federal Trade Commission as a deputy assistant director in the Bureau of Economics and Commissioner Advisor.