Will FTC Decision in Illinois Impact Hospital Mergers Nationally?

Taylor, Mark
September 2007
H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Sep2007, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p28
Trade Publication
The article discusses the potential impact of a ruling by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on hospital mergers and acquisitions around the country. On August 6, 2007, the full commission voted unanimously to uphold a 2005 FTC administrative law judge's decision finding that Evanston Northwestern Healthcare violated Section 7 of the Clayton Antitrust Act and illegally exploited its market power to raise prices to managed care companies after its merger with Highland Park Hospital in 2000.


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