Rochester Patients Get Class Cert. In Records Overcharge Suit

Law360, New York (July 31, 2017, 9:53 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has agreed to certify a class action accusing health facilities operated by the University of Rochester and its health information technology provider of overcharging patients for copies of their medical records, ruling that the class definition was narrow enough to overcome any individualized issues.

The class certification decision, issued Thursday by U.S. District Judge Michael A. Telesca, handed a win to the six lead plaintiffs who claimed that health IT company Verisma Systems, the University of Rochester Medical Center, Highland Hospital and Strong Memorial Hospital had run afoul of New York's Public Health Law by systemically...

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