CHS Board Shakeup Sought by Shareholders
A major investor with Community Health Systems, Inc. is urging fellow shareholders of the for-profit hospital chain to vote against the re-election of three board members --- including CFO W. Larry Cash –- for their alleged improper oversight of Medicare billing practices, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The April 21 letter from William Patterson, executive director of CtW Investment Group was disclosed Thursday morning in a CHS regulatory filing with the SEC.
Patterson asked fellow shareholders to vote "against" the re-election of board members Cash, James S. Ely III, and John A. Fry, at CHS' annual shareholder meeting on May 17 "given their culpability for the growing scandal surrounding proper oversight of Medicare billing practices, which has precipitated a 25% decline in Community's market value."
Tenet Healthcare Corp. earlier this month made allegations that CHS overbilled Medicare by as much as $377 million using medically unnecessary admissions that improved its bottom line and appeal to investors.
- Medical Errors Third Leading Cause of Death, Senators Told
- Chronic Disease Care Costs Get Bipartisan Attention
- Mayo Tops U.S. News Best Hospitals Rankings
- As States Regulate Provider Competition, Common Threads Emerge
- CareFirst Announces PCMH Program Results
- 4 Tectonic Shifts Shaking Up Healthcare
- Hospitals Seeking to Understand PPACA Impact Turn to Data
- The case for concierge medicine
- Telemedicine Providers Welcome AMA Guidelines
- ACGME Chief Sees 'Huge' Risk of Error in Proposed Assistant Physician Licensure