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Northeast Nebraska hospital working to keep Medicare funding


A Northeast Nebraska hospital is hoping to keep its Medicare funding.

Around two months ago, the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid services said its Medicare agreement with the Winnebago Indian Health services was coming to an end.

But, the hospital has recently received an extension to keep it open.

A number of patients complained about the level of care that was being provided at the hospital.

CMS conducted an investigation regarding the validity of the complaints.

Following the investigation, CMS recognized there were a number of areas of concern.

John Blackhawk, Chairman of the Winnebago Tribe, says the hospital has a program in place to address the agency's concerns.

"Making sure that providers, that doctors and nurses have the training and they have the credentials, and those that don't are released from the facility," said Blackhawk.

The hospital has until October 25 to comply with CMS regulations.

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