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The Federal Trade Commission has granted a petition from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to set aside a 1976 consent order that prohibited AAOS from initiating, pub- lishing or circulating "relative value scales" for medical or surgical procedures. The Commission's action ends...
A Danville, Virginia physicians' group and its board of directors have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they conspired to prevent third-party payors from doing business, to fix terms of reimbursement from payors, and to resist their cost-containment measures. The FTC alleged...
The Federal Trade Commission has granted the request of Healthtrust, Inc. - The Hospital Company to sell four of the acute care hospitals it operates in the Salt Lake City-Ogden, Utah, metropolitan area to Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. The sales will occur as part of Healthtrust's merger...
Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation has agreed to divest seven hospitals and to terminate a joint venture that owns another hospital to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that its $3 billion merger with Healthtrust, Inc. - The Hospital Company would impair hospital competition in six...
  The Federal Trade Commission today announced the following actions. Applications for approval of transactions: The FTC has received an application for approval for a transaction from the following. The FTC is seeking public comments on the application for 30 days, until Dec. 13.

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