The FTC settled yet another physician case -- the 10th in 20 months according to and article
in Modern Healthcare
's "Daily Dose." The FTC has all the details about the case against a Baton Rouge IPA and their consultant on its web page
. As has been noted in this space before, as tempting as it is to deal with managed care organizations through a little old-fashioned price-fixing, and despite the Supreme Court's recent cases weakening the foundations of the per se
doctrine, this is still the classic antitrust offense.