With the ink still drying on the Ninth Circuit’s opinion affirming the Idaho federal district court’s order requiring St. Luke’s Health System to unwind its acquisition of Saltzer Medical Group—a for-profit, physician-owned, multi-specialty group comprising approximately 44 physicians located in Nampa, Idaho—what does the decision mean for other providers? Hospitals considering future acquisitions of physician groups and those that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) may view as having failed to make good on their promises to improve care without hiking prices had better take notice.

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