The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed an Idaho federal district court’s decision ordering the divestiture of a physician practice group that had been acquired by a competing health system. The case, which pitted the health system against private plaintiffs as well as the Federal Trade Commission and the state attorney general, illustrates some of the key issues hospitals and health systems must evaluate as they consider potential acquisitions.
Ninth Circuit Affirms Divestiture of Consummated Physician Practice Acquisition
By Ashley Fischer, Daniel Powers and Michelle Lowery on March 2, 2015
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