AHA Jan. 9 filed a friend-of-the-court brief in an antitrust lawsuit filed by AdventHealth last year that alleges insurer MultiPlan conspires with other commercial health insurers that use its repricing tool to reduce what they pay health care providers for out-of-network services.    
 
“Competitive reimbursement rates are critical to many hospitals and health systems,” the AHA brief concludes. “If, as Adventist alleges, commercial payors are colluding to fix out-of-network reimbursements, the Court should put an end to such conduct. In so doing, the Court will help alleviate the tremendous financial strain on America’s hospitals and health systems, while preserving patient access to care in hundreds of communities across the United States.”

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