Category: Virginia

UVA Will Cut Back On Lawsuits Against Patients In Wake Of KHN Investigation

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Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News UVA Health System, which sues thousands of patients each year, seizing wages and home equity to collect on overdue medical bills, said Friday it would increase financial assistance, give bigger discounts to the uninsured and “reduce our reliance on the legal system.” “This will ….  Read More

UVA Suspends Medical Lawsuits In Wake Of KHN Investigation

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Under pressure after Kaiser Health News reported Monday that it sues thousands of patients a year and sends many into bankruptcy, University of Virginia Health System suspended about a dozen patient lawsuits Thursday and said it will announce changes to its billing and collections policy Friday. At a weekly session at the ….  Read More

Virginia Governor And UVA Vow To Revamp Practice Of Suing Patients As CEO Exits

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Gov. Ralph Northam and the president of the University of Virginia committed to changing UVA Health System’s collections practices a day after Kaiser Health News detailed its aggressive and widespread pursuit of former patients for unpaid medical bills. At the same time, the health system announced the departure of CEO Pamela Sutton-Wallace, who will leave ….  Read More

‘UVA Has Ruined Us’: Health System Sues Thousands Of Patients, Seizing Paychecks And Claiming Homes

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Jay Hancock, Kaiser Health News and Elizabeth Lucas, Kaiser Health News Heather Waldron and John Hawley are losing their four-bedroom house in the hills above Blacksburg, Va. A teenage daughter, one of their five children, sold her clothes for spending money. They worried about paying the electric bill. Financial disaster, they say, contributed to their ….  Read More