Suit alleged that between early 1998 and the spring of 1999 the Association fixed prices charged by competing chiropractors in the context of negotiations with managed care companies. Additionally, on one occasion, the Association instigated a group boycott of a managed care company in order to put pressure on the managed care company to increase its reimbursement level. The parties entered into a consent decree which enjoined the Association from engaging in any further antitrust violations, required the Association to pay penalties and attorney fees of $43,000 and commitred the Association to formulating and executing an antitrust education program for all of its
members. Specifically, the Association and its members are enjoined from: (1) Taking any position with respect to the terms and conditions of any contracts or agreements between managed care companies
and other payors and chiropractors; (2) disseminating information to its members with respect to the terms and conditions of contracts between managed care companies and other payors and chiropractors; (3) negotiating or attempting to negotiate terms and conditions of contracts between managed care organizations and other payors and chiropractors; (4) agreeing on the fees, levels of reimbursement or methods of reimbursement by which managed care companies or other payors
compensate chiropractors for professional services; and (5) refusing to deal with or soliciting its members to refuse to deal with any managed care organization or other payor.