With its latest lawsuit to block an acquisition of physicians, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed last week that monitoring physician consolidation is a priority. The FTC and North Dakota Attorney General sued to block the proposed acquisition by a health system (Sanford Health) of Mid-Dakota Clinic (MDC), which both serve the areas of Bismarck and Mandan, North Dakota. The deal would allegedly create very high market shares in several physician service markets. What happened: Sanford Health is a vertically integrated health system, which operates a general acute care hospital in Bismarck
The US FTC sues to block the proposed physician acquisition group by a health system due to the possibility to create very high market shares (Sanford Health / Mid-Dakota Clinic)
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