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Medicare data reveals big price discrepancies

By   /  Friday, May 17th, 2013  /  Health Care & Life Science, Top Stories, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Medicare data reveals big price discrepancies

Why does a hospital in San Luis Obispo charge tens of thousands dollars more for major joint replacement surgery than one across the Santa Barbara County line? And what’s behind a hospital in the city of Santa Barbara asking twice as much as a facility in nearby Lompoc? And perhaps more puzzling, why is the Read More →

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Low-cost clinics fill key niche

By   /  Friday, December 23rd, 2011  /  Top Stories  /  Comments Off on Low-cost clinics fill key niche

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Guest op/ed: Cuts to reimbursement will be devastating to state’s health care

By   /  Friday, October 7th, 2011  /  Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Guest op/ed: Cuts to reimbursement will be devastating to state’s health care

The action of the California Legislature would put the Medicare and MediCal programs on life support.

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Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

By   /  Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010  /  Latest news  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley hospital settles Medicare fraud claim

Simi Valley Hospital has paid the U.S. government $5.15 million to settle an allegation that the hospital filed false Medicare claims, the Department of Justice announced Nov. 3. With the settlement finalized, a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit, which was filed in October 2001 by a former hospital employee turned whistleblower. The suit alleged that Read More →