Kissing Camels Surgery Center antitrust lawsuit against Centura Health to go to trial: 6 things to know

The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Kissing Camels Surgery Center's antitrust case against Centura Health, based in Englewood, Colo., will proceed to trial, according to The National Law Review.

Here are six things to know about the case.

1. The case, Kissing Camels Surgery Center LLC et al. v. Centura Health Corp. et al, alleges Centura Health, payers and a trade association reduced competition for ambulatory surgery services, according to the report.

2. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed their initial complaint in November 2012 and amended the complaint in April 2013.

3. The lawsuit alleges the health system conspired to reduce competition for nearby ASCs by refusing to do business with the centers and using market clout to pressure physicians and payers to also not do business with the center, according to the report.

4. The plaintiffs further allege Centura controlled the trade association named in the lawsuit, using the trade association to conspire against the plaintiffs.

5. Centura argued there was no evidence of a market monopoly, according the report.

6. Centura et al. motioned to dismiss the lawsuit, but last week a district court found enough evidence to move the case along to trial.

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