Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va., agreed to sell an imaging center and surgery center acquired in a deal that met with an antitrust challenge from the Federal Trade Commission.
Carilion selling facilities in consent agreement
Carilion does not admit to an antitrust violation or concede the FTC's version of the facts put forward in an administrative complaint filed in July. An August filing in the case indicated that Carilion had agreed to sell the centers and was working toward an agreement with the commission.
The proposed consent agreement calls for Carilion to divest the two businesses within three months to a buyer or buyers approved by the commission. The sale must include all of the associated assets that the buyer will need in order to compete with Carilion, such as patient and physician records, medical equipment, payer and supplier contracts and government permits.
The agreement also includes measures intended to ensure the centers, both in Roanoke, are able compete after they're cut loose.
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