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Indiana Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fight for Uninsured Patients

May 10, 2010 | Firm News, Medical Malpractice

The Indiana medical malpractice lawyers at Garau Germano Hanley & Pennington, P.C. have filed suit against Clarian Health Partners, claiming that the Indianapolis-based health care giant charges unreasonable rates for services provided to uninsured patients.

The class-action lawsuit could change the way medical services are billed by Indiana hospitals and health care facilities.

Abby Allen of Avon and Walter Moore of Indianapolis were both patients at Clarian North Medical Center in Carmel, one of more than 20 Indiana hospitals owned by or affiliated with Clarian Health Partners. Neither Allen nor Moore had insurance coverage for the treatment received at Clarian North.

Allen and Moore’s suit alleges that Clarian was required by law to charge a reasonable amount for the services provided to them. Instead, the suit claims that Clarian charged Allen and Moore “at rates significantly inflated over what Clarian accepts as payment from insured patients and patients covered by Medicare or Medicaid for the same services and supplies.”