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August 10, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A whistle-blower lawsuit by two former University of California employees alleges that the university's five medical centers--at UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco and UC Davis--billed the government for millions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims.
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August 10, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A whistle-blower lawsuit by two former University of California employees alleges that the university's five medical centers--at UCLA, UC Irvine, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco and UC Davis--billed the government for millions of dollars in fraudulent insurance claims.
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August 10, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine is a major target in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the University of California's five medical centers overbilled the government by filing "millions of dollars" in false insurance claims, legal records show. A former UC administrator and a medical resident allege the medical centers routinely billed Medicare, Medi-Cal and other government programs for faculty physicians' services when medical residents actually did the work, according to the confidential suit obtained by The Times.
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August 10, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UC Irvine is a major target in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the University of California's five medical centers overbilled the government by filing "millions of dollars" in false insurance claims, legal records show. A former UC administrator and a medical resident allege the medical centers routinely billed Medicare, Medi-Cal and other government programs for faculty physicians' services when medical residents actually did the work, according to the confidential suit obtained by The Times.
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March 18, 1987 | From Associated Press
James Roosevelt, the eldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, will undergo surgery Thursday at University of California-Irvine Medical Center to remove a possibly malignant lesion from his colon, a spokeswoman said today. Roosevelt, 79, of Newport Beach was admitted to UCI on Sunday, hospital spokeswoman Dale Eastman said. She said he entered the hospital for a mild form of anemia, and doctors discovered it was caused by a bleeding lesion, which will be removed.
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April 21, 1988
Administrators for the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, which now cares for most of Orange County's poor children, assured worried community leaders that the planned move of its pediatrics department will not leave indigent children without care.
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July 11, 1985
A severely brain-diseased woman was released from the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center after receiving an abortion for a rape-caused pregnancy, her attorney said. Laura Eldridge, 35, who doctors have said is mentally incompetent and unaware of what is happening, was allegedly raped while in the care of a convalescent hospital about five months ago. Doctors performed the abortion June 25 after Orange County Superior Court Judge Henry T.
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March 8, 1987
A 3-year-old girl missing since Thursday from her Huntington Beach home has been found unharmed and reunited with her mother, police said Saturday. Jennifer Lend Ruengsri had apparently been abducted from her home by a runaway, Dana Jennifer O'Hair, 16, who had been staying with the child's family. The child was found late Friday, after police received a report that a little girl matching Jennifer's description was seen wandering alone at 10 p.m. in Sage Park in Anaheim, police said.
NEWS
December 8, 1987
Three workers were burned, one seriously, when a flash fire erupted Monday morning in a Southern California Edison Co. electrical switch in Irvine. The men were taken to the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center in the City of Orange for treatment after the 8:44 a.m. incident. The accident occurred at a housing construction site near the intersection of San Carlo and San Marino streets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1992
I am writing in response to Dr. Richard Kammerman's Commentary, "When Indigents Go to Emergency Rooms, We Pay Higher Costs" (July 5). As a member of Supervisor Harriett Wieder's Orange County Health Care Task Force Steering Committee, I fully support and have been integrally involved in the initiative to develop an organized health-care delivery system in Orange County. However, I must point out to your readers that the comment, " . . . everyone still considers UCI Medical Center as a county hospital," misstates the problem in that it would lead one to believe that the indigent care problem is exclusively a UCI Medical Center issue.
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