Interesting resolution of a complicated case at the intersection of antitrust, workers' rights and now diversity initiatives. Large regional and national health systems should take into account the "lessons learned" from the Sutter Health case in their managed care contracting strategies.

A California judge indicated Tuesday she'll preliminarily approve Sutter Health's revised $575 million antitrust settlement with the Golden State and appoint a woman to monitor the health system's compliance, after rejecting the parties' earlier proposal due to its lack of diversity. During a hearing, Superior Court Judge Anne-Christine Massullo commended the parties for their work on vetting a second pool of monitor candidates after she rejected the first proposed pool of candidates for consisting only of a small group of white men.

https://www.law360.com/health/articles/1362972/sutter-s-revised-575m-calif-antitrust-deal-nears-initial-ok?nl_pk=247f3ed8-7e12-419d-a32e-7d48bcd0a4fb&read_more=1