Articles Tagged With ‘Hospital’s’

Feds accuse local hospitals of overcharging

Catholic Healthcare West paid $875,564 to the United States to settle allegations that certain of its affiliate hospitals, including French Hospital in San Luis Obispo and Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, overcharged Medicare during a period of almost a decade, United... (Continue reading)

Tenet launches legal war against rival suitor

Tenet Healthcare filed a complaint today against rival hospital operator Community Health Systems (CHS) accusing the company of systematically bilking Medicare hundreds of millions of dollars—a move that caused both companies’ stocks to plummet. [SanFranciscoChronicle] Tenet alleges the Nashville based... (Continue reading)

Are patients dying while hospitals battle over profits?

While San Luis Obispo County hospitals are devoting major marketing dollars to the battle over who is in the best position to treat trauma cases, people with major life-threatening injuries may not be getting the critical care they need, when... (Continue reading)

Hospitals battle over market share

By KAREN VELIE Care of San Luis Obispo County trauma patients takes a back seat while local physicians and hospital officials battle over lucrative patient dollars. French Hospital Medical Center and Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center continue to scuffle over whether either... (Continue reading)