In the Matter of Anesthesia Service Medical Group, Inc.
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Part 2 Consents
Two anesthesiologists groups settled charges that they entered into joint agreements to establish fees and services from Grossmont Medical Hospital in San Diego County. Specifically, the groups agreed on fees that both would demand from health care insurance companies and other third party payers for taking call for obstetrics and providing services to uninsured emergency room patients. Together, the two groups are composed of approximately 200 physicians that provide competing anesthesiology services in the San Diego area.