November 15, 2018 / 10:13 PM / a month ago

Atrium Health settles U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawsuit

Atrium Health, which runs the largest hospital network in North Carolina, has agreed to resolve a U.S. Justice Department antitrust lawsuit in a nonmonetary deal in which it agreed to eliminate contractual prohibitions on insurers steering patients to lower-cost medical providers.

The Justice Department and North Carolina’s attorney general on Thursday announced the settlement, which resolves a lawsuit they filed in 2016 against Atrium, which was formerly known as Carolinas HealthCare System and is the dominant hospital system in the Charlotte area.

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