CA Legislature's 'Reform' of Health Insurance Cancellations Resembles Insurance Industry's Own Plan; Insurers, Satisfied With Getting a Legal Edge Against Patients, Drop Opposition to the Bill
SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer
Watchdog warned today that a new bill to be voted on tomorrow would make it
more difficult for patients to recover unpaid medical bills resulting from
cancellations of coverage, even when the cancellations
were illegal and
Consumer Advocates Call for Governor to Make Good on His Promise to Protect Patients From Illegal Cancellations of Health Insurance
Health Care Regulators Accused in Hearing of "Glacial Pace" in Stopping
Post-Claim Rescissions, Failing to Restore Coverage to Victims
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California's
Department of Managed Health Care has not ordered Blue Cross to restore
Health Net Hit With Class Action Alleging Unfair Business Practices Over Retroactive Cancellations of Health Insurance Policies
Claremont Lawyer Calls upon State Regulators to Impose Stiffer Penalties, Suspend Insurer's License for Lying to State Investigators
CLAREMONT, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned insurance litigator
William Shernoff yesterday filed a class action lawsuit against Health Net
Draft Rules Won't Stop Insurers' Illegal Cancellations of Health Policies
Rules Compound Problems With Governor's Mandatory Health Insurance Plan
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Draft
regulations released today by the Schwarzenegger Administration fail to
protect patients from illegal cancellation of policies and allow insurers
to decide w...
Consumer Watchdog Warns HMO Regulator Not to Side With Insurers Over Illegal Coverage Cancellations
Big 5 Health Insurers Named In Cancellation Lawsuits Contributed
$804,600 to Governor
SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer
Watchdog today said that according to industry insiders the state's top HMO
regulator is considering a deal with Kaiser that would allow the ...
Surgery cancellations in Queens land Hospital
The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is all set to cancel several hundred operations over the next three months, with the cancellations
//of elective surgeries beginning yesterday.
According to a leaked memorandum, this would mean that up to 1800 patients would be unable to have a surgery ...
Cogdell Spencer Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results
...private payors; our tenants' ability to make rent payments; defaults by tenants; Erdman's customers' access to financing; delays in project starts and cancellations
by Erdman customers; the timing of capital expenditures by healthcare systems and providers; market trends; and projected capital expenditures.
Air Methods Reports 2Q2009 Results and 3Q2009 Update
...r 922 patient transports, as compared with the prior-year quarter. Weather cancellations
for these same base locations increased by 307 compared with the prior-year...ncreased by 31 transports, or 1%, as compared with July 2008, while weather cancellations
decreased by 141 as compared with the prior-year month.
Compirion and Anderson Surgery Center Reduce OR Inefficiencies and Improve Finances
...date, on-time starts (within a 5-minute grace period) had risen to 75%, and cancellations
had dropped by 13%. The Anderson Surgery Center was recovering about $25,00...arts are up to 84%
Staff Satisfaction scores increased 15.8%
decreased 13% based on improved pre-admission testing
Two new positio...
Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients
... subsidiary of WellPoint Inc., the nation's largest health insurer. Horton represents 6,000 similar victims of Blue Cross "rescissions" - retroactive cancellations
of insurance policies after a patient gets sick with an expensive-to-treat illness.
In her testimony to the committee today, Wittney Horton said...
Cancellations in Medical Products
Clinic Pro Medical Software
Features:...nts on plain paper or statement forms direct to responsible party
Full-featured appointment scheduler including tracking of missed appointments and cancellations
Multiple appointment scheduling for repeat visits; room scheduler; sequential appointment scheduling
Point-and-click transaction entry with tag ...
Company:ClinicPro Medical Software
Cancellations in Biological Technology
Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announces financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009
... costs incurred and to certain inventory write-downs resulting
of orders by a significant customer of our
surgical needles busines... costs incurred and to certain inventory write-downs resulting
of orders by a significant customer of our
surgical needles busines...
Plexus Awarded Development Contract With QIAGEN
...lude, but are not limited to: the economic performance of the electronics, technology and defense industries; the risk of customer delays, changes or cancellations
in both ongoing and new programs; the poor visibility of future orders, particularly in view of current economic conditions; the effects of the volume...
Kendle Announces First Quarter 2009 Results
...llion at March 31, 2008. New business awards in first quarter 2009 were $72 million compared with $180 million for the same period last year. Contract cancellations
in the first quarter were $52 million.
Margin Improvement and Cost Reduction Initiatives
In the second quarter 2009, the Company implement...
PAREXEL Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results
.... The reported backlog included gross new business wins of $427.3 million, cancellations
of $95.8 million and a negative impact from foreign exchange rates of $37.4...k-to-bill ratio was 1.25 in the quarter (defined as gross new business less cancellations
divided by service revenue).
Mr. Josef H. von Rickenbach, PAREXEL's ...
OmniComm Systems Announces 1st Quarter Results of Operations
...oss the economy. In particular, small biotechnology firms have slowed the rate of EDC spending and our CRO partners are experiencing higher levels of cancellations
than expected. However, we are seeing increased activity in our European operations and are encouraged to see that the market for technology transfer...
Kendle to Host Conference Call to Discuss Revised 2009 Outlook
...ons, which are resulting in longer delays in the signing of contracts on existing awards, fewer new requests for proposals and an increase in contract cancellations
and delays. The Company now expects net service revenues for the first quarter of 2009 to be well below the market consensus of approximately $121 mil...
Essilor Cancels 1,600,000 Shares
...ith its commitment
to shareholders to offset the dilutive impact of Oceane bond conversions and
the Company's stock option plans.
These latest cancellations
concerned shares acquired under the 6.9
million share buyback program authorized by the Board of Directors on July
15, 2008 to offset the dilutive imp...
Kendle Reports Record 3Q 08 Net Income and Total Business Authorizations
...ations at Sept. 30, 2008, were $1.0 billion, an increase of 16
percent from Dec. 31, 2007, and an increase of 22 percent from Sept. 30,
2007. Contract cancellations
for the third quarter 2008 totaled $38 million
or 18 percent of gross sales for the quarter. The net book-to-bill ratio
for the three months ended Sep...
eResearchTechnology Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results
...as an annualized 19.6% as compared to 18.1%
in the second quarter of 2008. The cancellation rate is calculated as the
sum of the actual value of study cancellations
plus studies that are
completed at amounts under the original contracted amount divided by
beginning backlog. The increase in the cancellation rate wa...
Plexus Announces Expansion in Hangzhou, China
...including, but not limited to: the
economic performance of the electronics, technology and defense industries;
the risk of customer delays, changes or cancellations
in both ongoing and
new programs; the poor visibility of future orders in the defense market
sector and the uncertainty of defense appropriations and ...