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Employees Call out Kaiser for Working Conditions Imposed by Weisz

The former executive medical director at Kaiser has also been cited in two lawsuits filed in Multnomah County Circuit Court.

New details are emerging about the working conditions at Kaiser Permanente under the leadership of Dr. Jeffrey Weisz, who stepped down recently as its medical executive director. Last year, two physicians who claim they were forced out by Weisz filed a lawsuit against the health insurer.

What happens when the patient says, ‘no’

After refusing to have a panoramic X-ray, Kaiser refuses to schedule a dental visit

OPINION- Today I cannot receive one of the most common and beneficial oral health activities, a six-month dental visit with my dental provider, Kaiser Permanente.

The reason why? I am refusing to have a panoramic X-ray.

Responsibilities Vary, but Pay Checks are Still Large

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An examination of Kaiser, Asante, Tuality and Salem health chains suggests that executive compensation does not always correlate with complexity of the job

Do big paychecks reflect big responsibilities at Oregon’s hospitals? Or are they just a sign that top executives are good at negotiating their compensation?

Moda Health Doubles in Size But Ends Up in the Red

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Major insurers Regence BlueCross BlueShield, Kaiser Permanente and PacificSource see their enrollments go down at the end of the third quarter, while co-ops pick up steam.

Moda Health has more than doubled in size since Jan. 1, when federal rules surrounding health coverage went into effect. Over the same period, Oregon’s largest insurers have shed tens of thousands of members, according to third-quarter statements filed with regulators. 

Kaiser Faces Two Multi-Million Lawsuits Over Behavior by Dr. Jeffery Weisz

Jeff Weisz
Weisz, the executive medical director and president of Northwest Permanente Medical Group, faces ouster during this fall’s board election. This article has also been corrected to reflect that Kaiser is in negotiations with PeaceHealth and the Oregon Medical Group to open a clinic in Eugene in October 2015. An earlier report said that neither groups were willing to negotiate with Kaiser. We apologize for the error.

Dr. Jeffery Weisz is on the hot seat once again.

Data on Kaiser 'Exercise as a Vital Sign' Still Preliminary

The Lund Report
Physicians hope that by talking to patients about their physical activity levels they can get information about barriers, and advocate for changes in the community

 

February 7, 2013 – Despite numerous correlations between exercise and long-term health, doctors don't necessarily ask patients how often they work out and what they do – unless the patient is being seen for a sports injury, heart problem or other issue directly related to exercise.

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