| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law Thursday, ruling the government may impose tax penalties on persons who do not have health insurance.
The court’s long-awaited ruling...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Local hospitals are ramping up efforts to drive down their readmission rates as an Oct. 1 deadline looms for them to achieve results or face state-imposed penalties.
Of all the patients readmitted to the three local hospitals — Glendale Adventist,...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Volunteers with the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.orgpassed out hundreds of pink slips near the Americana at Brand Thursday as part of a nationwide campaign to highlight what organizers claimed were the job-killing policies of Republican presidential...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) re-introduced a bill on Tuesday to improve the nation’s system for auditing Medicare in an effort to reduce soaring healthcare costs.
The Medicare Audit Improvement Act, which Schiff introduced along with Rep. Sam...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Federal authorities say two of Medicare's most-wanted fugitives may be hiding out in Glendale.
Healthcare investigators say Karo Gotti Blkhoyan, 32, and Anush Sahakyan, 29, set up a phony medical clinic in South Carolina from 2009 to 2010 and billed for...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 8:49 PM
Authorities are looking for two fugitives who allegedly helped try to bilk $1.3 million from Medicare and who may be hiding out in Glendale or the surrounding region, according to an announcement Wednesday.
Anush Sahakyan and Karo Gotti Blkhoyan were...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 2:21 PM
As the new year begins, local healthcare providers are preparing for a potential flood of patients who previously didn’t have access to insurance, but who will now be covered as the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect.
More primary care...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:05 PM
The Glendale Healthier Community Coalition brought together representatives from several nonprofit organizations this week for a workshop with the three local hospitals looking at ways to reduce patient readmissions.
Starting Oct. 1, Medicare began...
| Oct 21, 2010
LOS ANGELES — Three Glendale men who were arrested last week on suspicion of taking part in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history were ordered to remain in jail on Tuesday because they were considered a flight risk and a danger to the...
| Oct 14, 2010
Fifteen people in Glendale and Burbank were arrested early Wednesday in connection with a major healthcare fraud scheme — most of who were accused of being associated with a crime enterprise that submitted more than $100 million in bogus claims to...
| Oct 16, 2010
LOS ANGELES — A Glendale man suspected of being a high-ranking member of an Armenian American crime organization appeared in a downtown Los Angeles federal court Friday to face charges that he and dozens of other people submitted more than $100...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Fifteen people were arrested today on suspicion of taking part in an elaborate $18-million Medicare fraud scheme that officials say involved a Glendale medical clinic and pharmacy in San Marino.
The scheme involved so-called “prescription...