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In the Matter of Advocate Health Partners; Advocate Bethany Health Partners; Advocate Christ Hospital Health Partners; Advocate Good Samaritan Health Partners, Ltd.; Advocate Good Shepherd Health Partners, Ltd.; Advocate Health Centers, Inc.; Advocate Illinois Masonic Health Partners; Advocate Lutheran General Health Partners, Inc.; Advocate-South Suburban Health Partners; Advocate Trinity Helalth Partners; and Dreyer Clinic, Inc.
FTC Matter/File Number
031 0021
Enforcement Type
Part 2 Consents

Case Summary

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 prohibit the respondents from engaging in such anticompetitive conduct in the future.