11th Circ. Takes Up PIP Overbilling Suit Against HCA

Law360, Los Angeles (July 24, 2015, 7:36 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit has taken up a suit alleging HCA Holdings Inc. overcharged patients' personal insurance protection at several HCA-run Florida hospitals, to review a lower court decision to strike the class allegations and dismiss all but one plaintiff.

The plaintiffs are contesting U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr.'s decision in February, which gutted the putative class action and allowed only one of the four individual plaintiffs, Marisela Herrera, to go forward with her claims against a single hospital.

"If this case were to proceed, the most important issue to settle, the reasonableness of the charge for the specific radiological...

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