[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 178 (Thursday, September 12, 1996)]
[Page 48169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-23373]



Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company

    Notice is hereby given that, on August 12, 1996, pursuant to 
Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 
1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Minnesota Mining and 
Manufacturing Company (``3M'') filed a written notification 
simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade 
Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to a research 
and development venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the 
venture. The notification was filed for the purpose of invoking the 
Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to 
actual damages under specified circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) 
of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are 3M, St. 
Paul, MN and Actuarial Sciences Associations, Inc. (``ASA''), Somerset, 
    The purpose of the venture is to develop technology to define 
episodes of treatment for the diseases and conditions found in the 
enrolled population of typical managed care organizations (MCOs). By 
utilizing episode definitions, MCOs will better understand and evaluate 
physician performance in terms of care provided to a patient for a 
particular set of problems, leading to better control of costs of 
individual services, days of care, and hospital admissions.
Constance K. Robinson,
Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 96-23373 Filed 9-11-96; 8:45 am]