Kaiser Pays $5M In Transplant Program Probe

Law360, New York (August 11, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Kaiser Foundation Health Plan will shell out $5 million after state regulators faulted the company for inadequate oversight at its Northern California kidney transplant center.

Of that total, $2 million will satisfy a fine levied by California’s Department of Managed Health Care (DHMC) and $3 million will go to an organ and tissue registry program and be used for an outreach campaign to bolster organ donation.

The DHMC’s probe was initiated in March, after regulators started receiving complaints from patients.

“Patients must be assured that health...
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