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Winnebago IHS Hospital loses contract and funding from Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services


WINNEBAGO, Nebraska (KTIV) - A hospital in Northeast Nebraska will lose their Medicare funding within the week.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says their Medicare agreement with Winnebago Indian Health Services will end June 4.

After that, the hospital won't be reimbursed for treating elderly or disabled patients enrolled in the health care program.

The CMS says the hospital isn't in compliance with Medicare regulations in their public notice.

John Blackhawk, chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, says the hospital is working with the federal agency to avert the cutoff.

Earlier this month, the hospital was warned of this possibility after an investigation found that inadequate care caused the death of a patient in April.

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