Physician Integrated Services of Denver, Inc., Michael J. Guese, M.D., and Marcia L. Brauchler

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In the Matter of Physician Integrated Services of Denver, Inc., Michael J. Guese, M.D., and Marcia L. Brauchler.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0110173

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A consent order settled charges that a Denver, Colorado physician organization and its members, its president, Dr. M. J. Guese, and its non-physician consultant, M. A. Brauchler, increased fees for services through collective boycotts and agreements in a effort to fix the prices they would receive from health care insurance payers. The order prohibits the organization and its members and other respondents from entering into any agreement with insurance payers or providers to negotiate on behalf of the physicians group.