Apple To Open Health Clinics Dedicated To Serving Employees And Their Families
Delivering better primary care is key to the success of all of employee-led efforts like Apple's, as it's far cheaper to prevent disease than treat people who are already sick.
Apple Is Launching Medical Clinics To Deliver The 'World's Best Health Care Experience' To Its Employees
Apple is launching a group of health clinics called AC Wellness for its own employees and their families this spring, according to several sources familiar with the company's plans. The company quietly published a website, acwellness.com, with more details about its initiative .... This new primary care group will initially only serve Apple's employees in Santa Clara County, where its headquarters are located. At present, it includes only two clinics. (Farr, 2/27)
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Palm Drive Health Care District Rejects Claims Of Insurance Fraud At Sebastopol Hospital
The Palm Drive Health Care District has rejected allegations that it has conspired to defraud Anthem Blue in a scheme the insurance giant says resulted in more than $13.5 million in improper payments to Sonoma West Medical Center in Sebastopol. In a Feb. 9 letter to both the district and medical center, Anthem threatened legal action and demanded the money be repaid. The letter states the medical center contracted with Florida-based Durall Capital Holdings and its testing laboratory, Reliance Laboratory Testing, to fabricate or misrepresent claims for toxicology testing services that were improperly billed to the insurance company. (Espinoza, 2/26)