In a challenge brought both by private plaintiffs and the government, a court has ruled that a health system’s acquisition of a competing physician group practice violated the antitrust laws where the transaction resulted in the health system employing 80 percent of the primary care physicians in one area. Hospitals and health systems pursuing physician practice mergers should carefully consider the implications of this decision on proposed acquisitions and should incorporate antitrust due diligence into their transaction planning.
Court Orders Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice Acquisition
By Ashley Fischer on February 14, 2014
Posted In Healthcare Antitrust, Mergers & Acquisitions