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FTC to keep up merger challenges

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The Federal Trade Commission is expected to continue to target mergers by dominant hospital systems that increase the merged system’s bargaining power….”

Hospital Impact reports that the ¬†commission ¬†continues to challenge, often with success, completed mergers, “where the effects were demonstrable, rather than seeking to enjoin mergers before they were completed, and to focus on the bargaining power of each hospital system in its negotiations with managed care organizations.”



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