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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Suchy

Northshore University Healthsystem Settlement


Settlement Fund

$55,000,000


Class Period

February 10, 2000 to December 31, 2015

 

Claim Filing Deadline

April 4, 2024

 

Defendants

Northshore University HealthSystem (formerly known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp.- “ENH”)

 

Overview 

Preliminary Approval of the settlement was granted on January 24, 2024 and the claim filing deadline has been set for April 4, 2024. This settlement is for the benefit of consumers and third-party payors which includes organizations with a self-funded benefit plan that meets the specific criteria noted below. MCAG will submit claims for our eligible clients and distribute notifications to clients if any information is required to finalize a claim submission.


Northshore University HealthSystem (formerly known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corp.- “ENH”) has created a settlement to resolve allegations that its merger with Highland Park Hospital caused class members to suffer overcharges for purchases of healthcare services.

 

Eligibility

All persons or entities in the United States of America and Puerto Rico, who purchased or paid for inpatient hospital services directly from NorthShore University HealthSystem (formerly known as Evanston Northwestern Healthcare), its wholly owned hospitals, predecessors, subsidiaries, or affiliates other than those acquired as a result of the merger with Rush North Shore Medical Center. The Class Period includes February 10, 2000 through December 31, 2015.


Inpatient Services, as defined by the Settlement Agreement:

  • Hospital services that require an overnight hospital stay. Hospital-based outpatient services are hospital services that do not require an overnight hospital stay. Staying overnight in the emergency room is not considered an inpatient stay.


Hospitals Included:

  • Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital, and Glenbrook Hospital. It does not include hospital services received at Rush North Shore Medical Center (now known as Skokie Hospital).

 

Excluded from the Settlement Class:

  • Persons or entities who soley paid fixed amount co-pays, uninsureds who did not pay their bill, Medicaid and Traditional Medicare patients, governmental entities, defendant, other providers of healthcare services, and the present and former parents, predecessors, subsidiaries and affiliates of defendant and other providers of healthcare services.

 

 

Need more information? Call MCAG at 1-800-355-0466 to learn more or CLICK HERE to complete our contact form and an MCAG representative will respond shortly.

 

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