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Department of Justice settles with AZ hospital association

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Justice Department Reaches Settlement with the

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association

and Its Subsidiary

Settlement Restores Competition for Temporary Nursing Services in Arizona

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice and the state of Arizona today announced that it has reached a settlement with the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) and its subsidiary, prohibiting the organizations from setting uniform bill rates paid to nurse staffing agencies. The Department’s Antitrust Division said that the parties’ actions caused the bill rates paid to agencies, and ultimately the wages paid to temporary nurses in Arizona, to stagnate and fall below competitive levels.

The Department and the state of Arizona filed a civil antitrust lawsuit today in U.S. District Court in Phoenix against AzHHA and its subsidiary, AzHHA Service Corporation, which controls the AzHHA Registry, a group purchasing organization for temporary nursing services. At the same time, the Department and the state of Arizona filed a proposed settlement that would resolve the Department’s and the state of Arizona’s competitive concerns.

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http://www.usdoj.gov/opa/pr/2007/May/07_at_379.html

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i was glad to see an update on that case. also glad that the decision was favorable to nurses.

does anyone know how that will affect new jersey nurses since they too operate under a nj hospital association similar to arizona's?

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