Nonprofit insurer Blue Shield of California boosted executive compensation by $24 million in 2012 — a 64% jump over the previous year — according to a confidential state audit reviewed by The Times.
A new study finds that 75% of California's Obamacare health plans have narrow physician networks -- more limited choices than all but three other states.
In response to blistering criticism from a consumer group, California's Obamacare exchange vowed to fix longstanding enrollment and tax-related errors that have blocked consumers from getting coverage for months and left some with unforeseen bills.
Medical scope maker Olympus Corp. said Thursday that it has reached out to a Pasadena hospital that suspects the company's devices spread a superbug infection to at least three patients.
A Pasadena hospital is investigating a suspected outbreak related to the same type of medical scope tied to superbug infections across the country.
Scope maker Olympus Corp., already under investigation for several superbug outbreaks, waited three years to alert federal regulators about 16 patient infections the company learned about in 2012.
Embattled device maker Olympus Corp. posted a 14% increase in sales of medical scopes worldwide despite health officials linking its instruments to superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals.
In response to deadly superbug outbreaks, the Food and Drug Administration recommended extra steps that hospitals can take to clean medical scopes while work continues on redesigning the troublesome devices.