Louisiana providers at odds over commercially insured patients

An anti-trust battle is brewing in Shreveport, Louisiana, between the operator of LSU hospitals and a community health system that already has a large market share in the area. United Health System (UH) is currently the clinical partner and hospital for the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. But it appears the board of supervisors at LSU wants to form a partnership with UH's competitor, Willis-Knighton Health System. During a news conference Thursday, UH administrators claimed Willis-Knighton Health System is indirectly trying to snatch away their contracted faculty employees and, as a result, a big source of their revenue--commercially insured patients. Read the full story at FierceHealthFinance