Tag: FTC

Federal probe investigates care quality impact of private equity mergers, acquisitions

Editor's Note Making good on plans announced by the Biden administration in December, federal agencies have launched a public inquiry into how private equity mergers and acquisitions impact patient outcomes, worker safety, and healthcare access and costs, including costs to taxpayers.  As reported by Dotmed Healthcare Business News on March…

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By: Matt Danford
March 14, 2024
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FTC lawsuit challenges private equity medical group ‘Roll-Up’ deals

Editor's Note The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is squaring off against a private equity-backed anesthesia practice in Texas, HealthNews Florida November 30 reports. This move is being seen as a first step in the agency seeking to challenge the increasing role of private equity in monopolizing medical groups.  In September,…

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By: Brita Belli
December 1, 2023
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Missouri latest state to introduce legislation to curb travel nursing rates

Editor's Note The state of Missouri is the most recent state—out of 11—to propose legislation and/or regulations to curb or cap “price gouging” on travel nursing from healthcare staffing agencies, USA Today March 16 reports. The proposed legislation out of Missouri would reportedly allow for felony charges to be brought…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
March 31, 2023
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CVS, Amazon make billion-dollar healthcare acquisition bids

Editor's Note CVS Health announced on Monday, September 5, that it entered into a definitive agreement with Signify Health, under which CVS will acquire Signify Health for approximately $8 billion (at $30.50 per share). The news comes on the heels of Amazon’s announcement on July 21 that it plans to…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
September 6, 2022
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