HILLSDALE - Armed with 6,440 signatures of support, Hillsdale Community Health Center officials will head to Washington Wednesday to push for a change in the hospital's classification.
Hospital officials said the medical facility is attempting to have its Medicare reimbursement classification changed from rural to urban, a move that could lead to higher reimbursements.
The health center is losing between $1 million and $1.5 million a year because hospitals under Medicare's urban designation are paid more than rural hospitals receive for the same services, officials said.
The community began a drive to collect signatures of support to help petition U.S. lawmakers.
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