Texas microhospital forced to close due to sharp decline in reimbursement

Dallas-based Complete Care closed its microhospital in El Paso, Texas, Aug. 12, just six months after the facility opened, according to the El Paso Times.

The company closed the microhospital and two freestanding emergency rooms due to reduced reimbursement from insurers, Complete Care CEO Rob Morris told the El Paso Times.

"When we decided to build the hospital two years ago, and before we broke ground, the way claims were processed and paid looked different" than today, Mr. Morris said. "We've had a 30 percent reduction in reimbursements from insurance [carriers] since then."

Complete Care laid off 80 people when the microhospital and freestanding ERs in El Paso closed, according to the report.

Complete Care still operates 20 freestanding ERs in Texas and one in Colorado Springs, Colo. 

Read the full El Paso Times article here.  

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