In a widely reported decision, the FTC has successfully challenged the merger between St. Luke’s Hospital of Idaho and Salzer Medical Group, resulting in a federal court ruling that the merger would violate US antitrust law. DLA Piper is pleased to present a webinar discussing the ramifications of this significant case.
AMONG THE TOPICS:
- Overview of the intersection between the Affordable Care Act and the Sherman Antitrust Act
- Summary of the St. Luke’s matter, including the district court’s rulings on market power, cost efficiencies and reimbursement rates
- Cost efficiencies and related risks under the ACA that were at issue
- What next? Antitrust and health care takeaways
Carl Hittinger, Co-Chair, US Antitrust and Trade Regulation Group
Steve Goff, Co-Chair, Health Care Sector