Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Frye Regional Medical Center, Inc.

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Tenet Healthcare Corporation and Frye Regional Medical Center, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0210119h

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

A consent order prohibits Frye Regional Medical Center, Inc., an acute care hospital in Hickory, North Carolina, and its parent company Tenet Healthcare Corporation from entering into any agreement to negotiate fees on behalf of any physician practicing in four North Carolina counties and from refusing to deal with insurance companies and other payers. Also refer to related administrative complaint issued to Piedmont Health Alliance. This settlement is the first case in which the Commission has named a hospital as a participant in an alleged physician price-fixing conspiracy.