'Independent Practice,' Collective Enforcement
This article surveys NTSP and subsequent consent decrees, highlighting common themes that emerge from these enforcement actions.
February 14, 2012
Law360, New York (February 14, 2012, 1:55 PM ET) -- Independent health care providers such as doctors and pharmacists occasionally form independent practice associations (IPAs) to cooperate in providing services to patients. At times, these IPAs attempt to collectively negotiate reimbursement rates with third-party payers. This type of collective negotiation often leads to antitrust enforcement actions.
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