Los Angeles Kaiser Facility Charged With Dumping Homeless
:Nov 20, 2006
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has filed civil and criminal charges against Kaiser Permanente over an incident of "dumping" patients on skid row. Nine other hospitals in the area reportedly are under investigation.
Hospital Files Appeal Of Tax Ruling
:Oct 26, 2006
Hospital appeals charity tax ruling in Illinois.
Illinois Rules Against Hospital On Charitable Exemption From Real Estate Taxes
:Oct 2, 2006
Common practices of not-for-profit hospital ruled contrary to exemptions from real estate taxes.
IRS Changes Independent Contractor Rules
:Aug 11, 2006
Whether someone who works for you is an employee or an independent contractor is an important question. The answer determines your liability to pay and withhold Federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes, and Federal unemployment tax.
Florida Hospital Ordered To Cease Non-Emergency Admissions
:Jun 5, 2006
Improper restraint use and poor documentation among issues cited.
Imposters Pose Hospital Security Risk
:May 15, 2006
This reality should serve as a reminder to all hospitals and other agencies that America’s criminals and transnational terrorists can exploit impersonation in order to plan and execute attacks against facilities, employees, patients, and confidential data.
Patient Murder Not Reported
:Apr 6, 2006
Room mate had history of assaulting other residents.
Congress Threatens Hospitals With Loss Of Tax Exemptions
:Mar 20, 2006
In a letter to the American Hospital Association this week, Mr. Grassley said he had "serious concern" about their billing and debt collection practices. He also expressed concern about the high salaries of some hospital executives, their joint ventures with commercial profit-making organizations and their use of profit-making subsidiaries.
Battle Over On-Call Requirements Turns Bloody
:Feb 2, 2006
The long-simmering battle between physicians and hospitals over EMTALA call coverage went public in an ugly way in December --
Full Text Of Homeland Security "National Response Plan"
:Jan 13, 2006
This document details the federal emergency response plan and follows the National Incident Management System which is mandatory for all local governmental units. JCAHO requirements for a hospital emergency plan require the plan to be integrated with the local community emergency plan.