The US DoJ reaches a settlement with a healthcare system related to provisions in a contract between the health system and commercial insurers (Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority)

THE LATEST: DOJ Announces Settlement with Carolinas Health System (Atrium Health) After Two Years of Litigation* The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week that it and the State of North Carolina have reached a settlement with Carolinas Healthcare System / Atrium Health relating to provisions in contracts between the health system and commercial insurers that allegedly restrict payors from “steering” their enrollees to lower-cost hospitals. The settlement comes after two years of civil litigation, and serves as an important reminder to hospital systems and health insurers of DOJ’s continued interest in and enforcement against anti-steering practices. WHAT HAPPENED: On June 9, 2016, the DOJ and the State of North Carolina filed a complaint in the Western District of North

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  • McDermott Will & Emery (Chicago)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Chicago)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Chicago)
  • McDermott Will & Emery (Washington)

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Ashley Fischer, Jeffrey Brennan, Michelle S. Lowery, Stephen Wu, Ashley McMahon, The US DoJ reaches a settlement with a healthcare system related to provisions in a contract between the health system and commercial insurers (Charlotte Mecklenburg Hospital Authority), 15 November 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin November 2018, Art. N° 88776

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