FTC Accuses Doctors Of Price-Fixing
The move is necessary, the FTC said Thursday, because the IPAs and 18 of their physician practice groups had collectively negotiated price terms in violation of antitrust laws.
“Legitimate joint contracting arrangements among competing physicians can be lawful and procompetitive,” said Jeffrey Schmidt, the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition. “The physicians in this case went too far, however,...
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