HLT 520 Week 5 Assignment, Case Study Otiz v St Peters Hospital
According to Pozgar (2012), exclusive contracts are often entered into with an organization’s ancillary departments like radiology, anesthesiology, pathology, and so forth. On an important note, “Physicians who seek to practice at organizations in these ancillary areas and who are not part of the exclusive group have attempted to invoke the federal antitrust laws to challenge these exclusive contracts” (p. 96).However, rarely are the physicians successful in their attempt to sue hospitals for violating antitrust laws (Pozgar, 2012). The Otiz case is a classic case of what parties need to know prior to agreeing to the terms in an exclusive contract.Contracts. Like anything else, can be unpredictable and sometimes hurt both parties in the long run if not carefully ……….Continued .