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November 4, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
A major California hospital chain, Sutter Health, agreed to pay $46 million and disclose more pricing information to consumers to resolve a whistle-blower complaint alleging false and misleading charges for anesthesia. Sutter Health, which runs 24 acute-care hospitals in Northern California, said it reached the settlement Monday just prior to a trial starting this month over the allegations that it added thousands of dollars for "Code 37x" anesthesia charges that were already covered by other billing for the hospital operating room.
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November 4, 2013 | By Chad Terhune
A major California hospital chain, Sutter Health, agreed to pay $46 million and disclose more pricing information to consumers to resolve a whistle-blower complaint alleging false and misleading charges for anesthesia. Sutter Health, which runs 24 acute-care hospitals in Northern California, said it reached the settlement Monday just prior to a trial starting this month over the allegations that it added thousands of dollars for "Code 37x" anesthesia charges that were already covered by other billing for the hospital operating room.
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BUSINESS
August 4, 2006 | Daniel Yi
Sutter Health, a Sacramento-based hospital chain with 26 facilities, settled a class-action lawsuit that accused the nonprofit company of overcharging uninsured patients. Under the settlement, uninsured patients who visited Sutter hospitals since Sept. 3, 2000, will be entitled to 25% to 45% refunds on their hospital bills. The hospital chain, which admitted no wrongdoing, also agreed to offer discounted care based on patients' income levels. -- Daniel Yi
BUSINESS
October 21, 2013 | By Shan Li
Some of the top employers looking to hire in Los Angeles include fast-food chain McDonald's and healthcare provider Kaiser Permanente. That's according to a new report from job site SimplyHired.com, which took a look at the companies posting the most job openings in cities around the country. In Los Angeles, McDonald's currently has about 1,600 jobs open in the city, while Kaiser Permanente has about 1,500 positions available. 24 Hour Fitness (1,200), USC (900) and Citigroup (775)
BUSINESS
July 22, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Unite Here, a New York-based union representing 450,000 textile, hotel and restaurant workers, must pay $17.3 million for mailing postcards defaming Sutter Health hospitals, a California judge ruled. A Placer County judge ordered Unite Here to pay the damages to Sutter, a network of nonprofit hospitals in Northern California, for claiming that Sutter affiliates used linens improperly cleaned by contracted laundry services, Sutter said.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2003 | From Reuters
CalPERS, the nation's biggest pension fund, will review allegations of possible overcharging at Sutter Health hospitals after the Northern California chain acknowledged it could face a federal probe for its Medicare billing practices, a CalPERS spokesman said Wednesday.
BUSINESS
June 9, 1998 | Bloomberg News
Wellpoint Health Networks Inc. shares rose nearly 5% after the company's Blue Cross of California unit said it had reached an agreement with Sutter Health on reimbursement rates. The Woodland Hills-based managed-care company's shares rose $3.13 to close at $65 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
About 4,000 nurses at eight Sutter Health hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area started striking Friday over a dispute about their healthcare and pension benefits and the closing of hospitals in poor areas. The strike affects hospitals in Antioch, Berkeley, Burlingame, Castro Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Vallejo. The California Nurses Assn. union said the walkout was triggered by contract negotiations and Sutter practices that it said put patients at risk. Sutter Health said it had met the levels of staffing, healthcare and retirement benefits the union had demanded from other hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 28, 2001 | From Times Staff, Wire Reports
The state attorney general approved letting Sutter Health take over San Francisco's last independent full-service hospital. The Sacramento-based network of hospitals and medical groups could assume control of the financially troubled St. Luke's Hospital in the Mission District as early as next month. Sutter must maintain on-site acute care, emergency room service, an intensive care unit and clinics at the hospital for at least five years.
BUSINESS
January 27, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Patrick G. Hays to Lead Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn.: Hays, 53, will become president and chief executive on Feb. 6. The association is the national coordinating body for the nation's 68 community-based and independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans. Hays will succeed Bernard Tresnowski, who retired Dec. 1 after 13 years in the job. Since 1980, Hays has been president and CEO of Sutter Health, a Sacramento-based managed-care company.
BUSINESS
November 21, 2012 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
They're fed up and they're not going to take it anymore. That's the case for thousands of employees across the country who are striking and walking out of jobs rather than accept changes to their pay and benefits. It might be a shot in the arm for a labor movement that had been left for dead but saw big gains in the November election as voters elected pro-labor candidates. The number of union-related work stoppages involving more than 1,000 workers, which reached an all-time low of just five in 2009, rose to 13 this year as of October.
BUSINESS
September 15, 2012 | By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times
A wave of consolidation among hospitals and physician groups has drawn scrutiny from the California attorney general's office amid concerns that these alliances could boost medical prices. Some hospital chains and insurance companies in the state said they have received civil subpoenas from the attorney general's office seeking information about market concentration among medical providers and the effect on healthcare pricing. Sharp HealthCare, which runs seven hospitals and two affiliated medical groups in the San Diego area, said it was contacted by investigators, as were some insurers such as Health Net Inc. of Woodland Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 23, 2011 | By Ruben Vives, Los Angeles Times
Hundreds of nurses from Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller Children's Hospital staged a one-day strike Thursday over failed contract negotiations and staffing issues. Equipped with bullhorns and whistles, the nurses stood by the main entrance of the hospitals on Patterson Street and Atlantic Avenue. Many waved picket signs that read: "If nurses are outside, something's wrong inside" and "Safe staffing at all times. " Amid the yelling and cheering for every car horn honk they got, the nurses sang out chants.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
About 4,000 nurses at eight Sutter Health hospitals in the San Francisco Bay Area started striking Friday over a dispute about their healthcare and pension benefits and the closing of hospitals in poor areas. The strike affects hospitals in Antioch, Berkeley, Burlingame, Castro Valley, Oakland, San Francisco, San Mateo and Vallejo. The California Nurses Assn. union said the walkout was triggered by contract negotiations and Sutter practices that it said put patients at risk. Sutter Health said it had met the levels of staffing, healthcare and retirement benefits the union had demanded from other hospitals.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2006 | Daniel Yi
Sutter Health, a Sacramento-based hospital chain with 26 facilities, settled a class-action lawsuit that accused the nonprofit company of overcharging uninsured patients. Under the settlement, uninsured patients who visited Sutter hospitals since Sept. 3, 2000, will be entitled to 25% to 45% refunds on their hospital bills. The hospital chain, which admitted no wrongdoing, also agreed to offer discounted care based on patients' income levels. -- Daniel Yi
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Placer County jury Friday ordered one of the country's largest labor unions to pay $17.3 million for defaming a group of Northern California doctors and hospitals. The jury found that the New York-based Unite Here union had acted with "fraud, malice or oppression" when it sent out a mass mailing last year claiming that Sutter Health used inadequately cleaned bed linens in its hospitals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Placer County jury Friday ordered one of the country's largest labor unions to pay $17.3 million for defaming a group of Northern California doctors and hospitals. The jury found that the New York-based Unite Here union had acted with "fraud, malice or oppression" when it sent out a mass mailing last year claiming that Sutter Health used inadequately cleaned bed linens in its hospitals.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2001 | A Times Staff Writer
The huge Sutter Health network in Northern California and Blue Cross of California said they agreed to a new contract that will allow Blue Cross members to continue to have access to Sutter's doctors and hospitals. Sacramento-based Sutter, which operates 26 hospitals and six doctor groups, had let its Blue Cross contract expire on Dec. 31. Sutter wanted Blue Cross to increase the fees it pays the provider for hospital stays and to change rules for analyzing claims.
BUSINESS
July 22, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Unite Here, a New York-based union representing 450,000 textile, hotel and restaurant workers, must pay $17.3 million for mailing postcards defaming Sutter Health hospitals, a California judge ruled. A Placer County judge ordered Unite Here to pay the damages to Sutter, a network of nonprofit hospitals in Northern California, for claiming that Sutter affiliates used linens improperly cleaned by contracted laundry services, Sutter said.
BUSINESS
April 17, 2003 | From Reuters
CalPERS, the nation's biggest pension fund, will review allegations of possible overcharging at Sutter Health hospitals after the Northern California chain acknowledged it could face a federal probe for its Medicare billing practices, a CalPERS spokesman said Wednesday.
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