The FTC-Alta Bates Price-Fixing Settlement
The consent order would settle the charges by the FTC that Alta Bates fixed prices in violation of the antitrust laws through its joint contracting activities on behalf of its member physicians.
The proposed consent order prohibits Alta Bates from collectively negotiating fee-for-service reimbursements and engaging in related anticompetitive conduct.
This proposed settlement is consistent with and in furtherance of the...
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