Idaho Supreme Court Victory for Duke Evett, PLLC
August 20, 2020
Keely Duke successfully defended her client, a local hospital system, in a case challenging the Chargemaster billing practices of our client’s Emergency Department. In the case, the plaintiffs alleged that the hospital system could not bill uninsured patients at its customary Chargemaster rates. The plaintiffs sought declaratory relief requesting the District Court review the hospital system’s billing agreement and find that the hospital was only entitled to bill and seek collection of the reasonable value of the treatment provided to them and other similarly situated self-pay patients. The District Court granted Summary Judgment in favor of our client and the Idaho Supreme Court unanimously affirmed that decision in our client’s favor.