The largest health care system in Northern California has agreed to pay $575 million to settle claims that it used its market power to artificially inflate health care prices in the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Friday.
Sutter Health will make the payment to employers, unions and others covered under the class action and to attorneys working on the case. The Sacramento-based health care company will also limit what it charges for out-of-network services, increase price transparency and cooperate with a court-appointed monitor over the next decade, according to terms of the settlement filed in San Francisco Superior Court.
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