The US District Court for the District of Idaho orders the largest care system to divest independent multi-specialty physician practice (St. Luke’s Health System / Saltzer Medical)

Combination of Idaho’s Largest Health System and Largest Physician Practice Must Be Unwound* Within the span of about two weeks, each of the federal antitrust agencies has been handed a major win in their merger enforcement efforts. Last Friday, it was the Federal Trade Commission’s turn. The U.S. district court in Boise ordered St. Luke’s Health System, Ltd.—the largest health care system in Idaho—to divest Saltzer Medical Group—the state’s largest independent, multi-specialty physician practice—after concluding that St. Luke’s 2012 acquisition of Saltzer violated Section 7 of the Clayton Act and the Idaho Competition Act. In that matter, the FTC and the State of Idaho joined a challenge initiated

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Jeffrey May, The US District Court for the District of Idaho orders the largest care system to divest independent multi-specialty physician practice (St. Luke’s Health System / Saltzer Medical), 24 January 2014, e-Competitions Merger Remedies, Art. N° 62741

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