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Fight to keep community hospital open could bankrupt healthcare district

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 disputes Sutter Health's rates

Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health, which runs 23 hospitals in Northern California, are butting heads.

How one standalone hospital thrives in an era of consolidation

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.

"Drive-by doctoring" drives up hospital costs

Specialty surgeons insert themselves into medical procedures--often without the knowledge of the patient--driving up costs considerably, the New York Times reported.

Sutter Health settles anesthesiology billing lawsuit for $46M

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.

Will healthcare see more provider-payers?

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.

With National Nurses Week comes hospital strikes

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.

Sutter to pay Marin General $21.6M in arbitration

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, Marin General enter arbitration on $180M dispute

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

Sutter Health, Catholic Health settle $2.3M improper billing claims

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