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July 8, 1988 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
A large medical group that has been providing services to Maxicare Health Plan Inc. members on Thursday sued Maxicare, contending that it shifted 20,000 patients to other doctors through a misleading letter-writing campaign. In its lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Hawthorne Community Medical Group asked for $50 million in compensatory damages from Maxicare.
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September 27, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans and Hawthorne Community Medical Group announced Monday that they have settled their long-running dispute, which would have forced thousands of Southern Californians to choose between their doctors and their health plan. The two companies said they have agreed to reinstate the contract, effective Oct. 1, under which Hawthorne provides medical care for Maxicare members. Details were not disclosed.
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BUSINESS
August 9, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Ailing Maxicare Health Plans said Monday that Chairman and Chief Executive Fred W. Wasserman and President Pamela K. Anderson have been replaced by outside director Peter J. Ratican as the company faces a loss of roughly $50 million for the second quarter. The terse announcement raised speculation that the company's lenders had forced the management shake-up and could push the nation's largest publicly held health maintenance organization into bankruptcy court.
BUSINESS
September 27, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans and Hawthorne Community Medical Group announced Monday that they have settled their long-running dispute, which would have forced thousands of Southern Californians to choose between their doctors and their health plan. The two companies said they have agreed to reinstate the contract, effective Oct. 1, under which Hawthorne provides medical care for Maxicare members. Details were not disclosed.
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March 25, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans said Thursday that it has sued American Medical International, one of the nation's largest hospital management companies, charging that the Beverly Hills firm paid illegal kickbacks to one of Maxicare's medical groups for sending patients to AMI hospitals. The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses AMI of disguising the "referral fees" it paid to Hawthorne Community Medical Group by inflating the prices it charged Maxicare. The suit alleges that $1.
BUSINESS
August 9, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Ailing Maxicare Health Plans said Monday that Chairman and Chief Executive Fred W. Wasserman and President Pamela K. Anderson have been replaced by outside director Peter J. Ratican as the company faces a loss of roughly $50 million for the second quarter. The terse announcement raised speculation that the company's lenders had forced the management shake-up and could push the nation's largest publicly held health maintenance organization into bankruptcy court.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1988
It's good to see that the "little old lady from Pasadena" is alive and well ("They're Going 60 at 90--but Safely," by Dave Larsen, March 13). Hazel Gutwein, a 94-year-old from Pasadena, may have to use a cane to walk, but behind the wheel her engine roars (or at least purrs), and she's able to keep up with the flow of traffic.
BUSINESS
February 27, 1988 | JESUS SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans on Friday said that for the first time it will open clinics and provide direct medical care after it lost a $15-million dispute with a medical group that now provides care for 105,000 Maxicare members in Southern California. The Los Angeles-based company--the nation's largest publicly traded health maintenance organization--said it is now hiring staff for clinics that will open July 7 in Glendale, Northridge, Torrance, Lawndale, Inglewood and Culver City.
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March 18, 1989 | MELANIE PICKETT
1980--Maxicare, founded in 1973, becomes a for-profit company, expanding over the next several years into 26 states and serving more than 2 million members. 1985--The health care industry enters a period of soaring costs. Conventional health insurers cut rates to compete with health maintenance organizations, while HMOs add costly new plans to increase membership. July, 1986--Maxicare buys two financially troubled HMOs, paying $400 million for HealthAmerica Corp.
BUSINESS
July 8, 1988 | DENISE GELLENE, Times Staff Writer
A large medical group that has been providing services to Maxicare Health Plan Inc. members on Thursday sued Maxicare, contending that it shifted 20,000 patients to other doctors through a misleading letter-writing campaign. In its lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Hawthorne Community Medical Group asked for $50 million in compensatory damages from Maxicare.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1988
It's good to see that the "little old lady from Pasadena" is alive and well ("They're Going 60 at 90--but Safely," by Dave Larsen, March 13). Hazel Gutwein, a 94-year-old from Pasadena, may have to use a cane to walk, but behind the wheel her engine roars (or at least purrs), and she's able to keep up with the flow of traffic.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1988 | NANCY RIVERA BROOKS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans said Thursday that it has sued American Medical International, one of the nation's largest hospital management companies, charging that the Beverly Hills firm paid illegal kickbacks to one of Maxicare's medical groups for sending patients to AMI hospitals. The suit, filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses AMI of disguising the "referral fees" it paid to Hawthorne Community Medical Group by inflating the prices it charged Maxicare. The suit alleges that $1.
NEWS
April 13, 1989 | LISA TURNER, Times Staff Writer
Glendale Adventist Medical Center is selling part of the grounds of a satellite hospital on South Chevy Chase Drive. Hospital spokesman Kevin Edgerton said the sale would substantially lower the main facility's operating costs and eliminate 152 hospital beds. "The health-care industry is shifting," he said. "The need for beds is decreasing as outpatient procedures are increasing." Group Mariposa of Glendale is buying one parcel, 80,000 square feet on Adams Street between Windsor Road and Garfield Avenue, for a 300-resident retirement center.
BUSINESS
July 31, 1989 | LINDA WILLIAMS, Times Staff Writer
Maxicare Health Plans Inc., which is operating under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy code, is attempting to push through a reorganization plan before January, when most employers will allow their workers to switch health insurance plans. Analysts said the Los Angeles-based health maintenance organization has lost significant membership and is moving with unusual speed in producing a proposal for negotiating a final plan to be approved by the bankruptcy court.
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