Will DOJ’s Renewed Focus On Antitrust Turn To Sentara?
2021-07-29
As Bacon’s Rebellion’s Sherlock Reports, Hampton Roads $6B health care conglomerate’s actions suggest it’s concerned about antitrust issues Those familiar with our reporting on Sentara Healthcare know we’ve raised issues about potential antitrust problems, particularly with Sentara’s aborted, $11.5 billion merger with North Carolina’s Cone Health. Now, thanks to James Sherlock of Bacon’s Rebellion, we… Read more »
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Sentara’s Whine About Unfair Coverage
2021-07-16
As Checks and Balances Project reported on the business practices of Sentara Healthcare, we sought comment from the company’s top spokesperson — Danya Bushey – more than 20 times, so we could get the company’s version of events. Bushey rarely responded. But in recent stories in the Washington Post and Virginian-Pilot, as well as a… Read more »
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uninsured patients
Wall Street Journal Report Echoes C&BP Findings About Uninsured Patients
2021-07-7
In May, Checks and Balances Project showed that Sentara Healthcare makes IRS-required policies difficult to access, understand and use At least one uninsured patient was significantly overcharged Until Jan. 1, it was virtually impossible for the public to determine how much hospitals charged patients and insurance companies for the care they provided. Then an executive… Read more »
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Did Sentara Healthcare Abuse Its IRS Tax-Exempt Status?
2021-06-10
Checks & Balances Project Files Complaint With IRS Asking for an Investigation Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) has filed a complaint with the IRS asking the agency to investigate and, depending on the findings that investigation, possibly remove Sentara Healthcare’s nonprofit, tax-exempt status. Here is the Memorandum in Support. C&BP has exposed Sentara’s unclear financial… Read more »
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Checks and Balances Project
Sentara Called Off $11.5 Billion Cone Health Merger After Months Of Scrutiny
2021-06-3
An investigation by Checks & Balances Project exposed for regulators the company’s conflicts of interests, strong-arm tactics and potential overcharges of uninsured patients. Sentara Healthcare’s announcement Wednesday that it was no longer trying to merge with Cone Health of North Carolina follows a series of reports by Checks and Balances Project (C&BP) over the last… Read more »
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Sentara
Sentara’s Merger With Cone Health is Off
2021-06-2
24-hours Before Sentara Called Off the Merger, the $6 Billion Conglomerate Pledged $40 Million to Address “Health Disparities” Sentara Healthcare this morning called off its troubled $11.5 billion merger with Cone Health of North Carolina. According to statement on the Sentara website: “[W]e realized that each of our communities and key stakeholders require support and… Read more »
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Anita Dunn
Has Sentara Hired DC Crisis Managers To Rescue Its Troubled Merger?
2021-05-28
Oppo research firm VR Research is tied to mega-firms SKDKnickerbocker and GMMB As it works to save its $11.5 billion merger with North Carolina’s Cone Health, Sentara Healthcare appears to have hired a politically connected Washington, DC, crisis management public relations firm. The evidence of such a move comes in the use of an opposition… Read more »
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Dr. Tinsley
LOCAL VOICES: A Newport News Doctor Talks About Sentara and More
2021-05-28
In today’s Local Voices, we talk with Dr. James Tinsley of Lighthouse Direct Primary Care in Newport News, Virginia. Tinsley is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and is fully licensed with the State of Virginia. He charges his patients $75 a month, doesn’t take insurance but suggest patients be covered with a… Read more »
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