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June 2, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. is facing opposition from some doctors and hospitals about what they say are insufficient reimbursement rates paid by the managed-care company. Sutter Health, which operates hospitals in Sacramento, has already moved to sever ties with Woodland Hills-based WellPoint, a licensee of the national Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. Some other Sacramento systems say the rates paid by the company aren't covering costs.
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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
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
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
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.
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
January 4, 2001 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a powerful sign that tensions between Blue Cross of California and the state's doctors and hospitals remain unabated, the huge Sutter Health hospital and medical group chain in Northern California has dropped out of the health plan's network. Sacramento-based Sutter Health, which owns 26 hospitals and six large medical groups, let its contract with Blue Cross expire. It stopped accepting Blue Cross HMO patients Jan.
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
January 4, 2001 | SHARON BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a powerful sign that tensions between Blue Cross of California and the state's doctors and hospitals remain unabated, the huge Sutter Health hospital and medical group chain in Northern California has dropped out of the health plan's network. Sacramento-based Sutter Health, which owns 26 hospitals and six large medical groups, let its contract with Blue Cross expire. It stopped accepting Blue Cross HMO patients Jan.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1998 | From Bloomberg News
WellPoint Health Networks Inc. is facing opposition from some doctors and hospitals about what they say are insufficient reimbursement rates paid by the managed-care company. Sutter Health, which operates hospitals in Sacramento, has already moved to sever ties with Woodland Hills-based WellPoint, a licensee of the national Blue Cross & Blue Shield Assn. Some other Sacramento systems say the rates paid by the company aren't covering costs.
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