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CMS paying $355 million to HCA, Tenet
Modern Healthcare

Two of the nation’s largest health systems will receive a combined $355 million for Medicare underpayments to rural hospitals, under the terms of a series of ongoing CMS legal settlements with hospitals nationwide.

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA, the nation’s largest for-profit hospital chain, will receive $271 million and Tenet Healthcare Corp., of Dallas, will receive $84 million from the CMS by June 30 as part of the agency’s settlement of a lawsuit challenging rural hospital payments as far back as 1999, according to the companies .

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