Health Care Competition

Explore the latest developments and in-depth analyses on the competitive dynamics shaping the health care landscape. This section provides expert perspectives on legislative and regulatory issues that influence the quality, accessibility and cost of health care services.

Key topics include:

  • Legislative Advocacy: Learn about efforts to repeal restrictive policies and promote physician-led initiatives that enhance patient care and drive innovation in health care delivery.
  • Regulatory Impact: Discover discussions on proposed regulations, such as the Federal Trade Commission’s stance on non-compete clauses, and their implications for health care professionals and patients.
  • Network Adequacy: Examine the standards and challenges associated with ensuring robust access to specialty and subspecialty medical care within health insurance plans.

Stay informed with up-to-date articles and expert commentaries that aim to foster a competitive, transparent and patient-centered health care system. Whether you are a health care professional, policymaker or patient advocate, these insights equip you with the knowledge to navigate and influence the evolving health care environment.

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Position Statement

Neurosurgery Joins Coalition in Urging Congress to Repeal Ban on Physician-Led Hospitals

  • AANS/CNS Washington Office
Last updated: July 9, 2024
Physician-Led Hospitals Coalition Letter We, the undersigned organizations, representing physicians and patients, support the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act (S. 470/H.R. 977), introduced by Senator James Lankford (R-OK), Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). The legislation would improve patient access to high quality physicians and hospital services, […]
  • Health Care Competition
Comment Letter

AANS and CNS Comment on FTC Proposal to Ban Noncompetes

Last updated: June 5, 2024
Dear Chair Khan, On behalf of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), representing more than 4,500 practicing neurosurgeons in the United States, we appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) proposed rule regarding non-compete clauses. In general, the AANS and the CNS concur […]
  • Health Care Competition
Comment Letter

Neurosurgery Comments on Network Adequacy

Last updated: June 10, 2024
Chiquita Brooks-LaSureAdministratorCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesDepartment of Health and Human ServicesAttention: CMS-9899-PP.O. Box 8016Baltimore, MD 21244-8016 RE: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024 Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure, The Alliance of Specialty Medicine (the “Alliance”), representing more than 100,000 specialty physicians from sixteen specialty and subspecialty societies, […]
  • Health Care Competition
  • Reimbursement and Practice Management