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Employee Plan Says Kaiser Issued Checks Without Getting Claims
3-29-2017 09:55:00

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Two health plans for Northern California electrical workers claim Kaiser is overcharging them and then sending reimbursement checks to members who did not submit claims for reimbursement to justify the extra charges, in a lawsuit filed in the Northern District of California.

Kaiser Refuses to Honor Insurance, a Utah Hospital Claims
2-25-2015 22:40:00

(CN) - Kaiser is using a pretext to avoid paying for medical bills, a hospital alleges in a Utah Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Clinicians in California Warn of Strike
By Katherine Proctor and Robert Kahn
1-10-2015 01:00:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser Permanente's 2,600 California mental health clinicians will strike statewide on Monday, Jan. 12, to protest what they call Kaiser's chronic failure to provide patients with timely, quality mental-health care.

Kaiser Wrongfully Fired Billing Clerk, She Says
3-4-2014 16:45:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser misrepresented a billing clerk’s medical restrictions, made her cry, and then fired her on a pretext after her boss took embarrassing pictures of her rear.

Kaiser Refuses to Honor Network Agreement, Hospital Claims
12-26-2013 23:55:00

     MODESTO, Calif. (CN) - Kaiser "systematically" denies claims for plan members' out-of-network treatment and owes a hospital $60,000, it alleges in Stanislaus County Court.

Kaiser Trumped-Up Reasons to Fire Her, IT Programmer Says
12-6-2013 23:55:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – An IT programmer’s supervisor called her into his office and began an improper conversation about religion, after which his behavior toward her began to deteriorate, culminating in her termination on trumped-up charges that she violated policies, she claims in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Settles Transport Payment Squabble
By Philip A. Janquart
12-6-2013 23:12:00

     (CN) - A stipulation agreement has led to the dismissal of claims that Kaiser Foundation Health Plan failed to pay a company that transported patients to dialysis.

Nurse Antagonized for Reporting Medicare Fraud, She Claims
By Philip A. Janquart
11-13-2013 23:59:00

     OAHU, Hawaii (CN) - A Kaiser supervisor gave out bags like the one a nurse's boyfriend used to commit suicide, as "gifts," to try to get her to quit, the nurse alleges in Hawaii's First Circuit Court.

Blacks Work More, For Less, at Kaiser, IT Worker Claims
11-5-2013 23:54:00

     OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) - A black Kaiser data consultant maintained an entire department by himself, then was forced out when additional employees were hired, he says in a California Superior Court complaint.

Kaiser Trumped-Up Reasons to Fire Her, Programmer Says
11-5-2013 23:48:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) – An IT programmer’s supervisor called her into his office and began an improper conversation about religion, after which his behavior toward her began to deteriorate, culminating in her termination on trumped-up charges that she violated policies, she claims in a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

Kaiser Fired Woman for Having a Baby, She Says
3-12-2013 14:28:00

LOS ANGELES (CN) – Supervisors at a Kaiser hospital harassed a woman and eventually fired her because she took time to pump breast milk for her newborn baby at work and attempted to take time off to bond with it, the woman says in Superior Court.

Hospitals Sue Kaiser for Unilaterally Changing Payment Contract
By Tish Kraft
3-12-2013 14:10:00

    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.(CN) - North Fulton Medical Center and several other former members of Kaiser's provider network have sued Kaiser for nonpayment and unilaterally changing the parties' contract, in a complaint filed in Gwinnet County Superior Court.

Health Companies Sued for Antitrust
By Tish Kraft
11-27-2012 21:47:00

     DENVER (CN) - Four ambulatory surgery centers have sued Kaiser, HealthOne and Centura and an association that is supposed to act for the plaintiffs, for antitrust, according to a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

Patient Wins Fee Pittance
By William Dotinga
8-5-2012 17:47:00

     LOS ANGELES (CN) - A man embroiled in a five-year battle against Kaiser Foundation Health Plan over hospital bills will get a fraction of his attorney's fees from the hospital group, a federal judge ruled.

Kaiser Puts Profit Ahead of Patient Care, Says Doctor in Lawsuit
By William Dotinga
5-19-2012 15:05:00

      SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) - A doctor suing Kaiser Foundation Health and its subsidiaries for discrimination also accuses the medical group of putting profits ahead of patient care and forcing her resignation when she spoke out.