Prime Healthcare Services is suing at least half a dozen insurers, saying they underpaid its hospitals for treating patients out-of-network, leading to bloated bills for patients.
The federal government has now thrown its weight behind long-circulated allegations that part of Prime Healthcare Services' turnaround strategy is to drive up revenue by leaning hard on doctors to admit more patients. But that may not stop the chain from snapping up more troubled hospitals.
The Justice Department has joined a whistle-blower's lawsuit against Prime Healthcare alleging the hospital chain fraudulently billed Medicare for beneficiaries admitted as inpatients when they should have been treated as outpatients.
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County suspended talks last week with Prime Healthcare Services while it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.
Petaluma Valley Hospital in California's Sonoma County has suspended talks with Prime Healthcare Services as it attempts to solidify a deal with first-choice buyer St. Joseph Health.
SEIU filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board stating Prime had agreed to a 2014 contract only in order to gain the union's approval of its proposed acquisition of the Los Altos Hills, Calif.-based Daughters of Charity system.
Prime Healthcare completed its acquisition of a Florida hospital, and its not-for-profit affiliate acquired another three hospitals across three states.
Prime Healthcare Services, a for-profit hospital system, donated an acute-care hospital in California to Prime Healthcare Foundation, the system's not-for-profit affiliate.
More than 220 employees at Kindred Hospital La Mirada in California voted to join the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU's growing membership is trying to raise California's minimum wage to $15 an hour and fully fund Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program.
Daughters of Charity Health System's long, fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management closed on a deal last week for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.
Daughters of Charity Health System's fraught search for a buyer has ended. BlueMountain Capital Management has closed on a deal for the failing six-hospital system, now named Verity Health System.
Prime Healthcare Services has been slapped with a $1.6 million judgment by the National Labor Relations Board for unilaterally reducing health benefits for unionized employees at its Centinela Hospital Medical Center in Inglewood, Calif.