The Ritzville Adams County Journal - Eastern Adams County's Only Independent Voice Since 1887

By Commissioner Eric Walker
Adams County Hospital District No. 2 

Column: Good news and bad news abound for East Adams Rural Healthcare


Last updated 2/13/2019 at 11:34am

The good news is that it looks like your District will have ended 2018 with a six-digit profit.

We have to say “looks like” because the final audit adjustments are not completed, but that seems to be what the number will end up being. That is great news, because a number of other Public Hospital Districts similar to ours are still losing money.

That takes us to the less-than-good news. The state Health Care Authority continues to press their proposed new “Alternate Payment Model,” which would drastically change how about half the hospitals in the state, including your District, get...

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