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Proposed Purchase Of DMC Has Been Conditionally Approved

The proposed purchase of the Detroit Medical Center by Vanguard Health Systems Inc. has been conditionally approved by the Attorney General of Michigan Mike Cox.  This sale would bring a purported $1.5 billion in funding for the center.  The deal is tentatively set to take place on December 31, 2010 but there are still many issues that need to be worked out for the transaction to be completed.  One of the major issues still needing resolution before the final deal is the transferring of Medicare and Medicaid billing procedures from the nonprofit DMC to the for profit Vanguard.

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