Nursing home medical service provider merger
Provided analysis of the likely competitive effects of a merger of providers of medical services to patients in nursing homes and other institutions. Analyzed concentration and entry conditions and extent of direct competition between the merging parties in local geographic markets using CMS Part B data and parties’ win-loss data. Examined the effects of past consolidation on prices, margins, and number of competitors. The merger was approved without regulatory scrutiny at either the state or federal level.