Roaring Fork Valley Physicians I.P.A., Inc.

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In the Matter of Roaring Fork Valley Physicians I.P.A., Inc., a corporation.
FTC Matter/File Number:

061 0172

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

Roaring Fork Valley Physicians, IPA, Inc., a Colorado physicians’ group, settled Commission charges of price-fixing by agreeing to halt its use of allegedly anticompetitive negotiating tactics against health insurers. The Commission charged Roaring Fork Valley Physicians I.P.A., Inc., which represents about 80 percent of the doctors in Garfield County, Colorado, with violating the FTC Act by orchestrating agreements among its members to set higher prices for medical services and to refuse to deal with insurers that did not meet its demands for higher rates.