SPOTLIGHT: U.S. launches Kaiser probe

Federal inspectors are launching an investigation of Kaiser Permanente's kidney transplant center following last week's series in the Los Angeles Times detailing widespread problems during the program's start-up phase. The newspaper reports that CMS investigators are examining patient records, examining documents and interviewing staff in an effort to find out if federal laws were violated. In the worst case scenario, the transplant center could be dropped from Medicare and Medicaid programs. Article