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FTC ends four-year fight with Phoebe Putney Health System

FTC ends four-year fight with Phoebe Putney Health System

Phoebe Putney Health System will keep the hospital it acquired in Albany, Ga., under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. But that agreement could now expose Phoebe Putney to civil lawsuits.

FTC takes close look at Advocate, NorthShore merger

By Lisa Schencker  |  April 01, 2015

The Federal Trade Commission wants more time and information before clearing a proposed merger between Illinois systems Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The request comes as the FTC appears to be taking a closer look at cross-market mergers.



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Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Network squeeze: Controversies continue over narrow health plans

Narrow-network health plans have grown in popularity, particularly on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges, because their cheaper premiums appeal to price-sensitive consumers, but there is significant consumer and provider dissatisfaction with how many of these plans are organized.

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