SPA Health Organization, d/b/a Southwest Physician Associates, In the Matter of

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In the Matter of SPA Health Organization, doing business as Southwest Physician Associates.
FTC Matter/File Number:

011 0197

Docket Number:

C-4088

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A physician group in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area settled charges that it collectively bargained on behalf of its members to negotiate fee schedules with third party payers and other health insurance companies. According to the complaint, issued with the consent order, these practices decreased competition and increased prices for the provision of medical services to area consumers.