Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Physicians and antitrust.

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.
posted by tommayo, 3:38 PM

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