Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel represent consumer plaintiffs in litigation against Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) alleging the hospital giant is abusing its market power to prevent insurers from offering patients financial incentives to use lower cost or higher quality services offered by competitors.
How CHS’s Anticompetitive Practices Harm Group Plans and Insureds
The U.S. Department of Justice has investigated CHS’s practices and has filed a separate lawsuit against CHS/The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hospital Authority to stop these violations of the antitrust laws. The suit similarly alleges that CHS’s illegal practices have allowed it to reduce competition and keep its reimbursement rates to insurers higher than they otherwise would be, causing patients to pay significantly more for insurance as a result.
The case against CHS is proceeding.
If you live and work in or around Charlotte, North Carolina, or have CHS in your network, and have insurance through an employer-sponsored group plan, you may have paid too much for insurance and may have had fewer healthcare options than you should have. The Court has already denied a motion to dismiss by CHS. Now is an excellent time to consider joining the lawsuit.