Eden Medical Center makes major cuts in cost covered elective surgeries

by Monisha on  October 28, 2006 at 12:37 PM Health Insurance News   - G J E 4
Eden Medical Center makes major cuts in cost covered elective surgeries
Following low reimbursements of funds Eden Medical Center a health affiliate with campuses in Castro Valley and San Leandro has finalized its decision to call off its program to provide elective cost covered in-patient services to Medi-Cal beneficiaries hitherto made available through the California Medical Assistance Commission.

This would formally affect about 2% of patients who will now be referred to various other hospitals for specific services informed the hospital spokes person.

Patients coming to the hospital for emergency care, labor or delivery (even C-sections) or psychiatric care will be exempted from this decision. However elective surgeries like hip and knee replacements will no more be provided by the hospital said a spokes person categorically.

Apparently the Eden Medical Center is falling short by 5-6 million$ in its attempt to cover medical costs which has forced the board to come to such a decision.

Source: Medindia

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

View All