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Ohio Hospital System, Healthcare Consulting Company to Pay $3.5 Million in a Class Action Lawsuit Settlement

Bon Secours Mercy Health and Avectus Healthcare Solutions have agreed to pay $3.5 million to end a class action lawsuit filed in 2015.

Plaintiffs accused both the Ohio hospital system and the healthcare consulting company of violating the Ohio Consumer Sales Practice Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, among others.

After receiving treatment and presenting a health insurance plan accepted by Mercy Health, plaintiffs received bills saying that they needed to pay thousands of dollars directly to the hospital – a move that plaintiffs called “an effort to increase profits” and “force patients” to pay higher rates than what would have been covered by their health insurance companies.

Read the source article at Cincinnati.com

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