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Sonoma West Medical Center gets approval to collect Medicare bills
Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Sonoma West Medical Center announced Monday that it has been given the green light to begin collecting payments for treating Medicare patients, opening a pipeline to a critical source of funding for the Sebastopol hospital.

The accreditation, which is valid for three years, comes just two weeks after the hospital was surveyed by an accrediting agency acting on behalf of the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

“This is a very important step for SWMC to have passed Medicare accreditation so quickly,” Raymond Hino, Sonoma West Medical Center CEO, said in a statement.

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