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AG says Partners hospital deal can advance

Partners HealthCare System can move forward with acquiring 140-bed Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, the state attorney general’s office said Friday.

But under an agreement struck with the office, which was concerned about market dominance and rising health costs, the two organizations will have to negotiate separate contracts for five years with the commercial health insurers that reimburse them for service.

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