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Federal Trade Commission staff has advised a network of 35 hematologist/oncologists in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-area that the network does not appear to violate federal antitrust laws. The for-profit network, Hematology/Oncology Care Specialists of Western Pennsylvania, P.C. (HOCS) is being...
The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges that the nation's largest sellers of fast-turnaround verbatim news transcripts entered into agreements that ended competition between them. The FTC charged that, as a result of the agreements, Federal News Service Group, Inc. (FNS) became the sole...
A Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge has issued an order prohibiting the California Dental Association (CDA), whose 19,000 members comprise 75 percent of the dentists in the state, from interfering with any truthful, nondeceptive advertising in which its members engage and to take...
Federal Trade Commission staff has advised the Northwestern Nevada Orthopaedic Surgery Alliance, an independent physician association comprised of eight competing orthopedists in Washoe County, Nevada, that some aspects of its proposed method of operating may violate federal antitrust laws.
Local Health System, Inc., of Port Huron, Michigan, and two other entities have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges stemming from the proposed merger of Port Huron Hospital and Mercy Hospital-Port Huron, the two largest hospitals in St. Clair County, Michigan. Local Health System,...
The Federal Trade Commission has approved the request of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation to divest the HCA Aiken Regional Medical Center, located in Aiken, South Carolina, to Universal Health Services, Inc. or to any of Universal's affiliates. In turn, Universal will transfer to a subsidiary...
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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