CALIFORNIA: Prime Health Services Investigated

Posted on May 9, 2011


CALIFORNIA: Prime Health Services, which operates a chain of hospitals in California, is under investigation for making false diagnosis claims for Medicare patients, claiming they had life-threatening sespis infections when, in fact, many of them did not.  A federal probe of Prime’s patient records has been underway for about a year; it is possible Prime overbilled Medicare by $18 million. Christina Jewett and Lance Williams of California Watch penned this report for the San Francisco Chronicle.