Justice Department Targets Carolinas HealthCare System In Antitrust Action
The federal government joined with North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to file a civil antitrust case against the state's largest health system, alleging it used contract requirements to quash competition.
The Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Files Antitrust Case Against North Carolina’s Largest Health System
North Carolina’s largest health system faces allegations that it quashed competition with demands that insurers not steer consumers to rivals, in the latest sign of antitrust scrutiny across the consolidating health-care sector. The U.S. Justice Department and North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper filed a civil antitrust case against Carolinas HealthCare System on Thursday, alleging the system used the market power of its 10 hospitals in and around Charlotte, N.C., to win concessions from commercial insurers that stifled competition on hospital price and quality. (Evans, 6/9)
DOJ Targets Hospital Contracts Barring Competitors From Top Insurance Tiers
The U.S. Justice Department is suing North Carolina's largest healthcare system, saying it illegally imposes contract requirements on insurers that reduce competition. (Schencker 6/9)