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Iowa hospitals drew almost $1B in Medicare advances to deal with COVID-19

By Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier /  
   September 14, 2020

Seventy-seven Iowa hospitals collected $928.3 million in accelerated and advance Medicare payments that were available as a government stimulus to cover expenses in the COVID-19 pandemic’s early days last spring, an IowaWatch analysis of Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services data shows.

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