Lyle Muller for IowaWatch.org
Seventy-six of Iowa’s 82 critical access hospitals ended the last fiscal year for which they’ve reported financial data with negative operating margins, new data IowaWatch analyzed revealed. The new data include 50 rural hospitals whose fiscal years ended June 30, 2020, and their finances after the onset of COVID-19 and the distribution of federal stimulus money to stem the financial losses.
IowaWatch's Lyle Muller investigates how Iowa hospitals continue to lose revenue amidst the pandemic.
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