McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, filed a class action lawsuit against St. Joseph Hospital Orange, St. Joseph Health, and Paratus Partners LLP, on March 4, 2020 in the United States District court for the Central District of California.
The complaint seeks to represent all Medicare recipients against whom health care providers and third-party debt collectors have asserted liens beyond Medicare reimbursement rates.
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When healthcare providers contract with government insurance programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, they collect only the agreed-upon reimbursements from those programs. “Balance billing,” or collecting the contractual reimbursement and then billing the patient for the remainder of what the hospital decides to charge for its services, is illegal. But this is what the St. Joseph Defendants have done to the plaintiff and what is believed to be many similarly vulnerable California citizens.
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