Alta Bates Medical Group, Inc.

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In the Matter of Alta Bates Medical Group, Inc., a California corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

0510260

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Alta Bates Medical Group, Inc., a 600-physician independent practice association serving the Berkeley and Oakland, California, area, settleed Commission charges that it violated federal antitrust law by fixing prices charged to health care insurers. The consent order prohibits Alta Bates from collectively negotiating fee-for-service reimbursements and engaging in related anticompetitive conduct. In addition to price-fixing of fee-for-service reimbursements, the FTC’s complaint alleges an unlawful concerted refusal to deal.