Twenty-eight full and part-time workers at Hospice of Siouxland are out of a job. Hospice officials say the cuts come after changes in the way the federal government pays for a key component of healthcare.
Hospice director, Linda Todd, says the cuts were "a last resort". Todd says she's "extremely disappointed" by the change made by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Todd says the goal of CMS appears to be "to reduce the utilization of hospice in providing quality and critical end-of-life care."
The cuts are effective tomorrow. Laid-off workers will get a severance packages, and help finding another job.
Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:03:59 GMT
A plane making a second landing attempt in stormy weather crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring seven, fire officials said.More >>
Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities...More >>
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