Prime Healthcare Filing Legal Action Against News Outlet
Prime Healthcare is taking legal action against California Watch, an investigative news outlet that has published a series of reports suggesting that the hospital system has extended patients' hospital stays and overbilled for certain conditions to receive higher payments. Prime said the reports rely on manipulated data and "unsubstantiated allegations" from the Service Employees International Union. A spokesperson for California Watch said the news organization has not yet been served with the litigation, adding that Prime's complaints have no merit.
- "Prime Will Sue Investigative Website" (Payers & Providers, 7/28).
- "Prime Healthcare Taking Legal Action Against News Outlet Claiming Fraudulent Billing" (Dunn, Becker's Hospital Review, 7/26).