Anesthesiology

FTC Doubles Down in Welsh Carson Anesthesia Case to Limit Private Equity’s Physician Buyouts

Lina Khan’s Federal Trade Commission is eager to make Big Physician a lot smaller. Last September, the FTC sued private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe and U.S. Anesthesia Partners, alleging the two parties conspired to create monopolies for anesthesia services. Both Welsh Carson and USAP have tried to get the case thrown out, […]

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Democrat Senators Accuse PE-Backed US Anesthesia Partners of Anticompetitive Business Practices

Two powerful Democrat senators are accusing U.S. Anesthesiology Partners — one of the largest anesthesiology practices in the country — of unfair business practices, and demanding information about its acquisitions and pricing. In a letter sent Sunday to USAP’s chief executive, Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., allege that the company leveraged its

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U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Welsh Carson Face Class Action over Monopoly Allegations

Union health plans that represent electricians and plumbers in Texas have filed a class-action lawsuit against physician group U.S. Anesthesia Partners and private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe. The lawsuit builds on the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint filed in September, which argued USAP and Welsh Carson illegally bought up anesthesia practices across Texas

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Private Equity Firm Welsh Carson Slams FTC Antitrust Lawsuit’s ‘Overreach’

Private equity firm Welsh Carson has asked a Houston federal judge to throw out the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust lawsuit against the company, accusing the agency of pushing an “aggressive new litigation agenda.” Attorneys for Welsh Carson in a motion to dismiss blasted the FTC’s September lawsuit against the New York-based buyout firm and

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U.S. Anesthesia Partners Files Motion to Dismiss FTC’s Misguided Civil Complaint

U.S. Anesthesia Partners (“USAP”), a leading provider of high-quality anesthesia care, has filed a motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) civil complaint alleging that certain USAP business practices violate U.S. competition laws. USAP filed a motion to dismiss the complaint because, among other things, the FTC has inaccurately represented the anesthesia market in

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