The Service Employees International Union wants the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare.
The powerful Service Employees International Union is urging the attorney general of New Jersey to force a sale of five Prime Healthcare Services hospitals in response to a federal lawsuit against the hospital chain alleging it fraudulently billed Medicare beneficiaries.
The DOJ alleged in June that the Ontario, Calif.-based health system had a “culture” that pressures its physicians to admit Medicare beneficiaries to 14 of its hospitals for inpatient stays when they should be on shorter outpatient observation visits, and those billings are false...
Physician staffing company CEP America has gained a foothold in New Jersey with its first contract to staff the emergency department at St. Mary's General Hospital in Passaic, N.J.
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.
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.