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...
Sean May has more 20 years of experience specializing in economic and statistical consulting. Dr. May is an expert in the health care industry and has testified, published, and spoken at conferences on matters related to competition, mergers and acquisitions, provider reimbursement, and health benefits.
He has presented economic and statistical evidence to the US Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, in federal court, in arbitrations, and in state regulatory proceedings. He has analyzed the competitive effects of hospital and physician practice mergers, vertical acquisitions of healthcare providers by insurers, joint ventures between providers, and mergers of health insurers. Dr. May also provides economic and econometric analyses in private antitrust litigation, including advising clients in cases involving class certification, antitrust liability, and damages.
Dr. May is also an expert in Medicare/Medicaid and private reimbursement policies for health care providers. He advises on disputes between health insurers and providers or plan participants regarding reimbursement for healthcare services, regulatory investigations of health plans, and assessments of competitive rates for providers’ services.