FTC Scrutiny Results in Several Scrapped Hospital Deals

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By Health Capital Consultants, LLC

FTC Scrutiny Results in Several Scrapped Hospital Deals

A series of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) challenges to hospital mergers and acquisitions in 2022 indicates heightened regulatory scrutiny of hospital deals. Perhaps emboldened by the July 2021 executive order that focused attention on antitrust enforcement of hospital consolidation, the agency has voted to challenge a number of transactions, which has lead hospitals to call off the deals rather than challenge the government.

This Health Capital Topics article reviews three of the largest transactions called off this year, two of which were announced in June. (Read more…) 

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