The state health commissioner’s office, which backed claims by hospital conglomerate Sentara against Chesapeake Regional Medical Center (CRMC), erred in rejecting Chesapeake’s attempts to start an open-heart surgery center, the Virginia Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The court’s unanimous opinion said the health commissioner at the time, Dr. Marissa Levine, erred in two ways according to… Read more »
Sentara Healthcare has been dealt a reversal in its efforts to limit a rival’s expansion in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area. The state health commissioner overturned a staff decision and ruled in favor of Riverside Hospital’s application to build a 50-bed hospital in Smithfield. Sentara, the $7 billion health care conglomerate had opposed Riverside’s plan, claiming… Read more »
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced that Sentara Healthcare, the Hampton Roads area hospital and insurance conglomerate has paid a $4.3 million fine for the submission of “improper claims” for observation services for patients at Sentara hospital emergency rooms. In a release, the HHS Office of the Inspector General said “Sentara submitted,… Read more »
The newly elected rector of Eastern Virginia Medical School’s (EVMS) Board of Visitors abruptly resigned last week after less than one month on the job, the school has announced. The election of Dr. Marcus Martin to the post came as the medical school has weathered pressure from the owner of EVMS’s teaching hospital, Sentara Healthcare…. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“Your input was shared with the attorneys in our office who were in the midst of conducting a thorough review of this proposed affiliation.“ – North Carolina Attorney General’s office Last month, Checks & Balances Project (C&BP) asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to review the proposed, $11.5 billion merger between Sentara Healthcare and… Read more »
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 »
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 »
ANN ARBOR, MI — A 20-megawatt solar farm covering dozens of acres just outside Ann Arbor was supposed to be up and running this year, but the project is still on hold as the city seeks grant funds to cover increased costs.
Representative George Santos has spent his campaign money in plenty of conspicuous ways, from lavish hotel stays in Las Vegas and Palm Beach, Fla., to an unusual slew of payments for exactly $199.99 — two cents below the threshold where receipts would be required. But deep within Mr.
In a new twist to one of the most bizarre American political scandals in decades, the New York Republican congressman George Santos appeared to admit on Tuesday that more than $600,000 in loans to his campaign did not come from personal funds, as was originally claimed.
In the latest twist in the surreal saga of George Santos, this mystery man congressman has been named to seats on the House committees for small business and for science. As a former chairman of a House committee, I can envision the scene. Seating location is determined by seniority.