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The Source on Healthcare Price & Competition is an independent, nonprofit initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy that serves as a multi-disciplinary resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

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  • 4Q14 Provider M&A Deals by Region

    Once again, the Southeast and Midwest led the nation in acquisitions (map based on data from Modern Healthcare)

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    • 26 - 30 Deals
    • 21 - 25 Deals
    • 16 - 20 Deals
    • 11 - 15 Deals
    • 6 - 10 Deals
    • 0 - 5 Deals

Fact of the Week

On Friday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris approved Prime's purchase of six Daughters of Charity hospital facilities, conditioning the deal heavily, mostly reflecting concerns about healthcare access.

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