Chaudhuri Sells Community Medical Group of Corona
In another sign that Dr. Kali Chaudhuri's "medical empire" is "eroding," he has sold Community Medical Group of Corona to Corona Family Medical Group, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. The sale comes shortly after three health plans -- Health Net, PacifiCare and Blue Cross of California -- withdrew a total of 13,000 patients from the group, citing concerns about patients' access to care and the group's financial health. Last November, Chaudhuri's KPC Medical Management went bankrupt, leaving about 250,000 patients without doctors or access to their medical records. The terms of the sale were not disclosed. Community Medical Group's new owners said they hope that with new management in place, the health plans will bring patients back to the group (Beeman, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 5/18).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.