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Last updateThu, 29 Jan 2015 3pm

Payment cuts lead Missouri hospitals to reduce staff, services and capital investments

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A new survey of Missouri’s hospitals finds that nearly 1,000 full-time equivalent positions have been reduced in the last six months, and a hiring freeze has been implemented for another 2,145 positions. The reductions are in response to federal funding cuts, high uncompensated care costs and changing utilization patterns.

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