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KAISER HIT WITH LAWSUIT FOR DENYING LEGALLY MANDATED HEALTH CARE TO 57,000 OF ITS MOST VULNERABLE PATIENTS, THE CHRONICALLY DISABLED AND OTHER "SPECIAL NEEDS PATIENTS" BECAUSE IT JUST DIDN'T WANT TO SPEND THE MONEY!
Dr. Richard Della Penna M.D., a former Kaiser physician and one of America's leading medical experts in Elder Care and the treatment of Special Needs Patients (SNP'S) has filed suit against Kaiser Permanente including The Permanente Federation, LLC, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Kaiser Foundation hospitals as a result of Kaiser's calculated plan to deny legally mandated proper treatment to approximately 57,000 seriously disabled and chronically ill patients in CALIFORNIA, COLORADO and GEORGIA because it just didn't want to spend the money.
Dr. Della Pena's lawsuit charages that despite receiving $13 BILLION dollars in Medicare money, Kaiser intentionally violated and continues to violate federal laws (the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008) by denying these vulnerable patients crucial annual physical, functional and psychosocial assessments and a proper plan for the care and treatment of these Kaiser members.
Dr. Della Penna charges that despite his efforts to have Kaiser comply with these laws, Kaiser made the conscious decision to provide these required services to only 5% of these vulnerable patients so that they could showcase them to regulators when and if they were questioned.
Dr. Della Penna's lawsuit seeks to force Kaiser to deliver to these disabled patients and their families the kind and quality of care that it promises when luring people into joinging and claiming that it wants them to "Thrive."
Dr. Della Penna's attorney, Charles T. Mathews, Esq, requests that any Special Needs Patients and/or the families of patients requiring Palliative Care (those near death or afflictede with terminal disease) to contact his office so that efforts can be made to compel Kaiser to get them the required care.
For further information call: Charles T. Mathews and Associates
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