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Boston Medical Center Pays $562,000 to Settle Deceptive Marketing Case

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Boston Medical Center (BMC) will pay the state $562,000 to resolve allegations that the hospital gave private patient information to its insurance plan for Commonwealth Care members. The plan, "HealthNet," allegedly used that information for what the state calls deceptive marketing to 2,600 members of competing plans. In this letter, BMC told roughly 2,6000 Network Health and Neighborhood Health Plan members that they had to switch to the BMC plan to "continue getting care at Boston Medical Center." BMC does not admit any wrongdoing. The consent judgement is here.

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