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The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct by two Connecticut chiropractic associations and one of their attorneys to implement a collective refusal to deal with a cost-saving health plan in Connecticut. The FTC’s complaint charged that the parties’ actions...
Commission approval of final consent orders: The Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry and approved letters to the commenters of record. The FTC vote approving the final consent order was 5-0. (FTC Docket No. D-9311; the...
The Commission charged a group of optometrists in Puerto Rico with violating the FTC Act by orchestrating agreements among members of the Colegio de Optometras to refuse, or threaten to refuse, to accept vision and health care contracts except on collectively agreed-upon terms. Two...
A group representing all optometrists in Puerto Rico, along with two of its leaders, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the FTC Act by orchestrating and carrying out agreements among the group’s members to refuse, and threaten to refuse, to deal with payors,...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced a consent order settling charges brought in September 2003 that the South Carolina State Board of Dentistry unlawfully restrained competition in violation of Section 5 of the FTC Act by adopting a rule that required a dentist to examine every child...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct of several organizations representing more than 2,900 independent Chicago-area physicians for agreeing to fix prices and for refusing to deal with certain health plans except on collectively determined terms. The...
The final consent order settles charges that the conduct of several organizations representing more than 2,900 independent Chicago-area physicians for agreeing to fix prices and for refusing to deal with certain health plans except on collectively determined terms. The order will...
The Commission approved a final consent order settling Commission charges alleging that two independent practice associations (IPAs) and 18 member physician practices in the Kansas City, MO area, refused to deal with health care plans, except on collectively agreed-upon prices and...
The Federal Trade Commission today announced its decision to challenge the conduct of two independent practice associations (IPAs) and 18 member physician practices in the Kansas City area for refusing to deal with health care plans, except on collectively agreed-upon terms, including price. The...
The Commission approved a final consent order settling charges alleging that thirty competing association members acted unlawfully by agreeing to set the prices they would charge dental insurance plans, and by refusing to deal with plans that would not accept the collectively...
A physicians’ independent practice association (IPA) in Texas has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it engaged in unlawful collective bargaining to set fees its members would accept from health insurance plans and advised its members against dealing individually with plans....
A physicians’ independent practice association in Texas agreed to settle charges that it engaged in unlawful collective bargaining to set fees its members would accept from health insurance plans and advised its members against dealing individually with plans. The Commission charged...
In a unanimous administrative opinion and order made public today, the Federal Trade Commission ruled that North Texas Specialty Physicians (NTSP), an association of independent physicians in the Forth Worth, Texas area, illegally fixed prices in its negotiations with payors, including insurance...
Commission approval of petition to reopen and modify order: The Commission has approved a petition to reopen and modify a final order in the matter concerning White Sands Health Care System, L.L.C., Alamogordo Physician Cooperative, Inc., Dacite, Inc., and James R. Laurenza. The matter concerns...
A physician-hospital organization operating in northwestern South Carolina, agreed to settle charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans, and to refuse to deal with health plans that did not...
Partners Health Network, Inc., a physician-hospital organization (PHO) operating in northwestern South Carolina, has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its physician members to set the prices they would accept from health plans,...
Commission approval of final consent order: Following a public comment period, the Commission has approved a final consent order in the matter concerning San Juan IPA, Inc. The Commission vote approving issuance of the final consent order was 4-0-1, with Chairman Deborah Platt Majoras not...
Commission authorization of the staff to file amended complaint: The Commission has authorized the staff to file an amended complaint in the matter currently pending against Cleverlink Trading Limited, Real World Media, Brian D. Muir, Jesse Goldberg, and Caleb Wolf Wickman. The Commission’s...
Petition requesting Commission approval of agreement amendments: The Commission has received a petition from the Dow Chemical Corporation (Dow) requesting approval of certain amendments to the “Ineos Agreement,” which is incorporated into the decision and order allowing the 2001 merger of Dow and...
San Juan IPA, Inc., a physicians’ independent practice association operating in northwestern New Mexico, agreed to settle Commission charges that it orchestrated and carried out agreements among its member doctors to set the price that they would accept from health plans, to bargain...

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