Patients Ink Deal Worth $220M In X-Ray Overcharge Row

Law360 (August 24, 2018, 10:37 PM EDT) -- A putative class of patients alleging dozens of hospitals overcharged for post-car-crash X-rays and CT scans have reached a deal that they estimate is worth $220 million in discounts on future medical bills, according to documents filed in Florida federal court Friday.

The personal injury protection, or PIP, insurance customers say that when they visited one of hospital owner HCA Holdings Inc.'s facilities after car accidents, they were charged upward of $6,000 apiece for X-rays and CT scans that allegedly should have cost somewhere from a couple hundred dollars, which is Medicaid's reimbursement rate, to a few thousand dollars, HCA's rate...

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