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Blog: Federal documents shed light on Renown

Consolidation is occurring everywhere in healthcare. Without the involvement of public shareholders' or taxpayers' dollars, private companies have become very private about how much they're spending on their latest acquisition—unless the deal lands in court.With a recent two-week ordeal of trying to find out how much the Veterans Affairs Department was paying Microsoft for equipment and services still fresh in my mind ($77 million in the coming fiscal year, by the way), I read with interest the antitrust complaints (PDF) filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of Nevada against Renown Health after it gained control of 88% of the cardiology business in the Reno, Nev., market.

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