On June 14, 2007, the Illinois Attorney General’s office (IL AG) filed a lawsuit against Champaign-Urbana based Carle Clinic and Christie Clinic. The lawsuit complaint states that the Clinics conspired to exclude Medicaid recipients from their services in order to force the state of Illinois to increase Medicaid reimbursements to the Clinics, and have therefore violated anti-trust laws.
Click here to read the original Attorney General’s complaint (PDF).
In response to the IL AG lawsuit, the Clinic’s filed a motion to dismiss the case against them. At a hearing on January 16, 2008, the judge did grant the motion to dismiss, but did also encourage the IL AG to file an amended complaint within 30 days.
On February 19, 2008, the IL AG refiled their lawsuit against the Clinics.
Click here to read the amended Attorney General’s complaint (PDF).
In December 2008, the IL Attorney General and Carle Clinic reached a settlement in the IL AG’s antitrust lawsuit that will result in new access for Medicaid patients. Click here for more details.
In April 2009, the IL Attorney General and Christie Clinic reached a settlement in the antitrust lawsuit that will result in new access for even more Medicaid patients. Click here to read the Attorney General’s press release. Click here to read the News-Gazette story.