Doctors Accuse Health First Of Fla. Health Care Monopoly

Law360, Los Angeles (October 01, 2013, 9:21 PM ET) -- Florida physicians launched an antitrust suit Friday accusing Health First Inc. of monopolizing regional care through its four affiliated hospitals and exacting revenge on doctors who don't exclusively refer patients to Health First hospitals and physician specialists, according to a Florida federal court filing.

Physicians who don't enter exclusive contracts with Health First risk losing their provider contracts and medical privileges at its hospitals, multi-specialty group practice Omni Healthcare Inc. and others alleged in their Friday complaint.

Moreover, Health First is leveraging its monopoly into other...
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Case Information

Case Title

Omni Healthcare Inc. et al v. Health First, Inc. et al

Case Number

6:13-cv-01509

Court

Florida Middle

Nature of Suit

Anti-Trust

Judge

Roy B. Dalton, Jr.

Date Filed

September 27, 2013

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