Judge says St. Luke's buyout violates antitrust law, must be undone
A federal judge ruled Friday against Idaho's largest hospital system in an antitrust lawsuit that observers believe may shape the future of hospital-physician buyouts at a time of rapid consolidation in the nation's health care industry. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill in Boise said St. Luke's Health System broke antitrust laws when it bought Saltzer Medical Group, Idaho's largest independent physicians’ practice, slightly more than a year ago.
- Governors Push to Expand Role of PAs, Telemedicine
- 3 More Pioneer ACOs Say They Will Quit
- Why Open Payments Irks Physicians
- Ebola in the U.S.: Reason to Fear, to Hope, to Prepare
- Top Provider Billing Mistakes Are Changing
- Overcoming a Payer Mix 'Nightmare'
- Employee Engagement: Make It Meaningful
- These Algorithms Reduce Readmissions
- Payer Calls for More Primary Care Docs, Team Care
- Difficult Patients: It's Not Them, It's You, Doctor