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Friday, February 27, 2009

Doctors v. Baptist Health decided

Posted By on Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 11:13 AM

Judge Collins Kilgore ruled today in a lawsuit with high interest in the medical community. He said Baptist Health may no longer prevent physicians from practicing at its hospitals if they have an investment in competing institutions. The suit was brought by Little Rock cardiologists with a stake in the Arkansas Heart Hospital. Some background here. 
The doctors argue that the rule interfered with doctor-patient relationships.

Safe guess is that the decision will be appealed. Here's the decision. It enjoins Baptist from enforcing its so-called economic credentialing policy.


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