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by Jennifer Emert, WLOS
ASHEVILLE — The closure of clinics associated with Mission Health has the attention of North Carolina’s Attorney General. Josh Stein’s office oversaw the sale of the nonprofit hospital to for-profit HCA to protect the public’s interest.
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“My office has been in touch with HCA. I’ve met with HCA, and there are going to be meetings where we ask them and have them explain to us what is happening and does it violate what they committed to do,” Stein said.
News 13 also recently received numerous complaints about changes to HCA’s billing practices.
Stein said, if patients think HCA has committed unfair or deceptive trade practices, they can ask his office to investigate.
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