Texas Surgeons, P.A.; Austin Surgical Clinic Association, P.A.; Central Texas Surgical Associates, P.A.; Surgical Associates of Austin, P.A.; Austin Surgeons, P.L.L.C.; Bruce McDonald & Associates, P.L.L.C.; and Capital Surgeons Group, P.L.L.C

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In the Matter of Texas Surgeons, P.A.; Austin Surgical Clinic Association, P.A.; Central Texas Surgical Associates, P.A.; Surgical Associates of Austin, P.A.; Austin Surgeons, P.L.L.C.; Bruce McDonald & Associates, P.L.L.C.; and Capital Surgeons Group, P.L.L.C.
FTC Matter/File Number:

9810124

Docket Number:

C-3944

Enforcement Type:

Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

General surgeons and six competing general surgery practice groups in the Austin, Texas area settled charges that they collectively refused to deal with two health plans, forcing the plans to accept the surgeons’ demands to raise surgical rates.