Kaiser Permanente was recently fined $4million for understaffing its psychiatric department. This forced mental health patients to wait months for treament. Kaiser does not staff its psychiatric department with enough therapists, psychologists, social workers and nurses to provide timely quality care. This care is leading clinicians to strike at over 3,000 locations to advocate their patients to ensure they get the care they deserve from Kaiser.
The California Department of Managed Health Cared has cited and fined Kaiser for four incidents of not being in compliance. Kaiser is a leader in healthcare industry and can well afford to provide timely quality care to its members that pay for quality health care.
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