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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.

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.

Word of the settlement was shared this past week with the hospital board's finance committee.

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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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