CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 2002 |
California HMO regulators have fined Kaiser Permanente $100,000 for failing to provide a disabled member with home health-care services despite agreeing to do so, officials said Wednesday. In levying the fine, the state Department of Managed Health Care cited the experience of Alex Stoyanovsky, a Fairfield resident with Lou Gehrig's disease, who received inconsistent home health-care services from a Kaiser contractor between February 2001 and March of this year.
April 6, 1993 |
While Costa Mesa's Abbey Healthcare Group does battle with a competitor in Boston to create the nation's largest home health care company, the Visiting Nurses Assn. of Orange County is hoping for a larger piece of the local home health pie. The Orange County association says it is negotiating a merger with its counterpart in Los Angeles County.
August 3, 1988
A federal judge ruled that the Reagan Administration is illegally denying Medicare benefits to hundreds and possibly thousands of elderly people who need daily home health care. U.S.
March 11, 1999 |
Federal officials will soon begin collecting personal information about millions of homebound patients--including details about their mental stability, financial status and living arrangements--in an effort to improve service in the home health care industry.