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Applicability of the Franchise Rule to a home-care services sub-contracting arrangement. Discusses "significant control or assistance" and "required payment" coverage elements, and "fractional franchise" exemption.
Applicability of the Franchise Rule to computer software distributorship enabling health care providers to order medical and office supplies. Discusses applicability of the Rule to "distributorships" and the "significant control or assistance" coverage element.
re: Limited liability company composed of physician cardiovascular services practices
re: Proposed exclusive provider organization to provide dental services to beneficiaries of third party health benefits plans
re: Legality of "exclusive dental plans"; proposed dental society disciplinary action against dentists sponsoring such plans
re: Physician network joint venture between physician directed managed care organization and group of physician providers
re: Proposed agreement between state medical society and independent health care management and development company to establish society sponsored state-wide PPO
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospital to hospital operated home health care program
re: Professional society peer review of physicians' fees: required physician participation in advisory fee review; medical society discipline for fee-related conduct
re: Sales of pharmaceuticals by non-profit hospitals to related non-profit long-term care facilities
re: Radiology services PPO network
re: Concerning the dispensing of drugs by a non-profit hospital to HMO members and to members of a senior citizens' program.
re: Concerning the sale of prescription drugs by a city-operated hospital to city employees at a price reflecting discounts received by the hospital.
re: Concerning a hospital's offer of free office space to newly recruited physicians.
re: Concerning an IPA network's sponsorship of a PPO to negotiate prices with hospitals whose services will be marketed as part of the PPO.
re: Relating to a survey of salary ranges for certified dental consultants.