DOJ Blocks Okla. Chiropractors' Joint Contract Bargaining

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 1:48 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement that prevents an Oklahoma chiropractic association from negotiating joint contracts with insurers, a practice the DOJ believes harmed competition among the state's chiropractors, the regulator said Thursday.  

The proposed deal, which is subject to court approval, would resolve the DOJ's allegations that the Oklahoma State Chiropractic Independent Physicians Association and its executive director, Larry Bridges, negotiated contracts with at least seven insurers on behalf of all the group's members. The OSCIPA's membership comprises about 45 percent of...
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