New Millennium Orthopaedics, LLC; et al., In the Matter of

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In the Matter of New Millennium Orthopaedics, LLC; Orthopaedic Consultants of Cincinnati, Inc., doing business as Wellington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine; and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, Ltd.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0310087

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

The Commission settled charges with two small groups of orthopedic physicians in the Cincinnati area that had formed an independent practice association that jointly negotiated contracts regarding the rates its physician members would charge health plans and other payors for their services. In addition to the usual prohibitions on joint negotiations, the Commission’s order disbanded the IPA and prohibited future collective bargaining.