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The Federal Trade Commission is currently accepting public comments on an application by the owners of Surgery Center Holdings, Inc., known as Surgery Partners, to divest an ambulatory surgery center in Florida, as required by the FTC’s proposed order settling charges that Surgery Partners’...
The Federal Trade Commission will require Surgery Center Holdings, Inc., known as Surgery Partners, and Symbion Holdings Corporation to divest Symbion’s ownership interest in an ambulatory surgery center in Orange City, Florida, as part of a settlement resolving charges that Surgery Partners’ $792...
Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order settling charges that Community Health Systems, Inc.’s (CHS) $7.6 billion acquisition of rival health care system Health Management Associates Inc. (HMA) was likely to lessen competition for general...
The Federal Trade Commission will require one of the nation’s largest hospital operators, Community Health Systems, Inc. (CHS) to divest hospitals and related assets, including outpatient facilities, in Alabama and South Carolina as a condition of its proposed $7.6 billion acquisition of rival...
The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County andPhoebe Putney Health System, Inc. have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisition ofPalmyra Park Hospital harmed hospital competition in six Georgia counties.  The proposed consent includes provisions to aid...
Richard Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, issued the following statement today regarding the announcement by Capella Healthcare that it is abandoning its plans to acquire rival Mercy Hot Springs health system in Hot Springs, Arkansas. “The fact that this...
The Hospital Authority of Albany-Dougherty County, Georgia, and Phoebe Putney defendants have agreed to halt the integration of the former Palmyra Park Hospital -- now known as Phoebe North -- with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, while an administrative law judge considers a Federal Trade...
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Idaho Attorney General, will file a complaint in federal district court seeking to block St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd.’s acquisition of Idaho's largest independent, multi-specialty physician practice group, Saltzer Medical Group P.A. According to...
Eight independent nephrologists in Puerto Rico have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they illegally collectively bargained with insurers and refused to treat health plan patients when their price demands were rebuffed.
The Federal Trade Commission has approved a proposed divestiture by Virginia-based health care company Carilion Clinic. Under a December 2009 settlement with the FTC, Carilion must divest a medical imaging center and an outpatient surgical center in Roanoke, Virginia, to FTC-approved buyers. That...
Richard Feinstein, Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Competition, has issued a statement on the agency’s decision to close its investigation into a consummated hospital merger in Temple, Texas. The Bureau is issuing this statement in the interest of transparency, to explain the...
Commission Issues 2009 Report on U.S. Ethanol Market Concentration The Commission has issued the “2009 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration.” This is the FTC’s fifth annual report on the state of ethanol production in the United States, as required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The report...
Carilion Clinic, a Virginia-based health care company, has agreed to sell two independent outpatient medical clinics it acquired last year to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the acquisitions were anticompetitive and violated federal law.
The Federal Trade Commission has issued an administrative complaint challenging Carilion Clinic’s 2008 acquisition of two outpatient clinics in the Roanoke, Virginia, area. Prior to the acquisition, the Center for Advanced Imaging (CAI) and the Center for Surgical Excellence (CSE) had strong...
Commission approval of order dismissing administrative complaint – The Commission has approved an order dismissing its administrative complaint against Inova Health System Foundation (Inova) and Prince William Health System, Inc. (PWHS) without prejudice, as the respondents publicly announced...
After a thorough investigation, the FTC filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on May 12, 2008, seeking an injunction to stop the proposed combination of Inova and Prince William hospitals. The complaint alleges that the transaction would be...
The Federal Trade Commission and the Commonwealth of Virginia filed a complaint in federal court yesterday seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to stop Inova Health System Foundation’s (Inova) proposed acquisition of Prince William Health System (PWHS) pending a full...
By a unanimous vote, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a complaint challenging the proposed acquisition by Inova Health System Foundation (Inova) of Prince William Health System, Inc. (PWHS) and authorized the staff to seek a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in...
The Federal Trade Commission today issued its final opinion and order to restore the competition that was lost when Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation (ENH) in suburban Chicago, Illinois, acquired its competitor, Highland Park Hospital. The order sets out the specific requirements for...
Commission approval of amended complaint filing: The Commission has approved the filing of an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Direct Marketing Concepts, Inc., et al. The original complaint in this case, announced earlier this month, charged the marketers of Kevin Trudeau’...

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