Who is the vice president for Health Affairs at UVA?

Who is the vice president for Health Affairs at UVA?

In August 2013, with a change in the leadership structure, Dr. Richard Patrick Shannon joined the University of Virginia as the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs. He oversees the entire Health System at UVA and reports directly to the UVA president.

Why did UVA Medical Center sue Heather Waldron?

UVA Medical Center treated Heather Waldron in 2017 for complications from an intestinal malformation. The hospital sued her for $164,000 after she discovered her insurance had lapsed. That was more than twice what a commercial insurer would have paid for the same care. (Griffin Pivarunas for KHN) This story also ran on The Washington Post .

How often does UVA Health System Sue patients?

Sued about 100 patients every year who also happened to be UVA Health System employees and filed thousands of property liens over the years, from Albemarle County all the way to Georgia. Dunned some former patients an additional 15% for legal costs, plus 6% interest on their unpaid bills, which over years can add up to more than the original bill.

When was the University of Virginia Medical Center founded?

The UVA Health Services Foundation was founded in 1979 to handle billing as well as provide benefits and administrative support to UVA physicians. It was renamed University Physicians Group in 2011. In 2012, Virginia Commonwealth University ‘s School of Pharmacy opened a satellite location at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

UVA Medical Center treated Heather Waldron in 2017 for complications from an intestinal malformation. The hospital sued her for $164,000 after she discovered her insurance had lapsed. That was more than twice what a commercial insurer would have paid for the same care. (Griffin Pivarunas for KHN) This story also ran on The Washington Post .

What makes UVA Health an Academic Medical Center?

At UVA, we’re redefining what it means to be an academic medical center. That means caring, researching and teaching with renewed focus and compassion for every patient.

How often does Mary Washington Healthcare Sue UVA?

A recent NPR report noted that nonprofit Mary Washington Healthcare, in Fredericksburg, Va., had 300 cases in court in one month. (Following that report the hospital announced that it would suspend the practice of suing patients for unpaid bills.) Barkley’s court often handles 300 UVA suits in a week, data shows.

Is the UVA Health System a collection agency?

They point to the Virginia Debt Collection Act of 1988, which requires state agencies to “aggressively collect” money owed. “Sending unpaid bills to a collection agency or pursuing a civil claim is a last resort,” said UVA Health System spokesman Eric Swensen.