“California on Friday sued one of the largest hospitals in the state for ‘anticompetitive practices’ that increase health care costs,” Jessie Hellmann writes at The Hill. “California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) alleges Sutter Health has used its power to exclude competition and increase prices for patients substantially. ‘Sutter Health is throwing its weight around in the […]
“Sutter Health intentionally destroyed 192 boxes of documents that employers and labor unions were seeking in a lawsuit that accuses the giant Northern California health system of abusing its market power and charging inflated prices, according to a state judge,” Chad Terhune writes over at Kaiser Health News. “In a ruling this week, San Francisco […]
SUMMARY: One person’s $55,000 appendectomy bill from Sutter Health systems in California is going viral on the Web. The surgery in question took place just before Sutter agreed to an out-of-court settlement over charges of false and misleading anesthesia billing.