HealthCare Partners Seeks Managed-Care License
HealthCare Partners manages large physician groups across five states and provides care for roughly 750,000 patients, according to the report. A lawsuit was filed against the Torrance, Calif.-based organization last September by a patient claiming he lost most of his jaw after the group did not provide him proper hospital treatment for a growth in his mouth because it would have to pay the cost.
Since then, the California Department of Managed Health Care has been investigating into whether the group has been operating beyond its appropriate licensure. Spokespersons from HealthCare Partners have denied wrongdoing and stress they are in compliance with current state law, according to the report.
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