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Supreme Court Ruling Won’t Impact Future Hospital Mergers

February 21, 2013
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After the Supreme Court ruled this week against Phoebe Putney Health System, Inc.’s attempted $195-million acquisition of Palmyra Park Hospital, accepting the FTC’s anticompetitive challenge against the system, many healthcare executives might be wondering how the Court’s decision will impact future hospital mergers. According to John Commins at HealthLeaders Media, it probably won’t have much […]

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Will the FTC ever get tough on health plans?

August 25, 2012
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According to the American Medical Association — which is boiling mad over what it sees as undue market control by single plans — there have been 400 health plan mergers over the last 10 years, and 94 percent of markets in the U.S. are “highly concentrated.”

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