The struggle to save a community hospital in California may come at the cost of bankrupting its healthcare district, according to the East Bay Express.
Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health, which runs 23 hospitals in Northern California, are butting heads.
At a time when standalone hospitals feel pus hed to form alliances to survive, one California provider has thrived without sacrificing its independence, accord ing to MedCity News.
Specialty surgeons insert themselves into medical procedures--often without the knowledge of the patient--driving up costs considerably, the New York Times reported.
California hospital operator Sutter Health has agreed to settle a four-year-old whistleblower lawsuit filed by an auditor over the way it billed for anesthesiology services, the San Francisco Business Times reported.
To survive the industry shift to a payment system that rewards value over volumes, some hospitals are turning into provider-payers that offer health plans, according to three hospital executives at the Hospital of Tomorrow forum by U.S. News & World Report.
National Nurses Week has brought votes to approve nurse strikes at East Bay, Calif.-based Sutter Health hospitals and also at University of California's medical centers and health centers.
An independent arbitrator awarded $21.6 million to Marin General Hospital and $721,000 to Sutter Health, after a long-standing dispute over Sutter Health allegedly taking millions from the hospital's account, San Anselmo-Fairfax Patch reported.
Sutter Health has entered into a arbitration hearing with a Northern California hospital district over the fate of $180 million the system transferred while managing Marin General Hospital, reported
Catholic Healthcare West and Sutter Health--two of Sacramento's largest health systems--paid a combined $2.3 million to settle allegations that their affiliated hospitals overbilled Medicare, the