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Rice gets settlement in class action

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WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital has received a $500,000 settlement as part of a successful class-action suit against the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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The suit alleged that Medicare miscalculated its payment rates for sole community hospitals, resulting in underpayments from the federal health care program for at least the past five years.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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