Lewis Co. to ‘pause’ maternity services

Lewis County General Hospital. Kara Dry/Watertown Daily Times

WATERTOWN — Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Rep. Elise M. Stefanik announced Friday that the federal government has reversed course on a policy that threatened to cost many rural hospitals — including several in the north country — millions of dollars in reimbursements for servicing Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE patients.

Sen. Schumer, D-N.Y., said in a statement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has undone a previous rule change that placed nine hospitals in the state in danger of losing their Critical Access Hospital designation. The CAH status enables the facilities to receive federal reimbursement for services that can help keep smaller, rural hospitals viable.

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The north country is very fortunate having a congresswoman like Stefanik.


Soon to be Senate Minority Leader Schumer

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