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Limits Exist for Healthcare Consolidation, Federal Court Affirms
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Consolidation has been a mantra and a movement in the healthcare sector for years, but that doesn’t mean the federal government won’t step in to block monopolies formed with the intent of improving care delivery.

That was demonstrated this month when the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals upheld an Idaho federal district court ruling that negated the 2012 acquisition of Nampa, ID-based Saltzer Medical Group by St. Luke’s Health Systems, Ltd.