Thursday, May 10, 2012
Ind. Courts - "Uninsured Patients Challenge Discounts for Those With Coverage "
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Abby Allen, et al. v. Clarian Health Partners, Inc. this morning.
For background: See this list of ILB entries, many headed "Clarian Health sued over high charges: Patients claim bills for services insurance doesn't cover are unreasonable." Here is the Oct. 12, 2011 COA opinion.
Eric Berman of WIBC 93.1 FM has this brief story. A quote:
Justices Brent Dickson and Mark Massa questioned how a hospital could disclose the cost of services in advance when doctors often don't know what treatments are required until they're well underway. And I-U Health attorney Jon Laramore argues a hospital has the same right as any other business to give discounts to customers who have demonstrated they'll pay their bills on time.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on May 10, 2012 02:26 PM
Posted to Ind. App.Ct. Decisions