On March 31, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice released for public comment a joint Policy Statement regarding how the agencies will enforce the antitrust laws regarding Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). The joint Policy Statement covers, among other areas, an antitrust safety zone for certain ACOs, and a mandatory antitrust review process for certain other ACOs. For more information regarding the joint Policy Statement, please view the firm's client alert by clicking here.