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The Federal Trade Commission staff has advised that the formation and operation of California All Health (CAH) would not appear to violate federal antitrust laws and that it may produce significant efficiencies. CAH is a joint venture of six health maintenance organizations doing business in Cali...
The California Medical Association (CMA) has petitioned the Federal Trade Commission to reopen and modify or set aside a 1979 consent order so that CMA can establish and distribute physician fee schedules in connection with the operation of a subsidiary called California Advantage, Inc., CMA's...
The Federal Trade Commission staff has advised Erlanger Medical Center, Memorial Hospital Division of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Health System, Inc., and Women's East, Inc., that the operation by Erlanger and Memorial of a new hospital in a Chattanooga suburb specializing in obstetrical...
  The For Your Information announcement made by the FTC on April 5, 1995 with the regard to the application for divestiture approval filed by Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation incorrectly characterized the divestiture agreement. The first paragraph of that announcement should have read:
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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