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Hospital to Plead for Residency Program

Lakeland Regional Medical Center’s plan to launch a medical residency program could hinge on a meeting between hospital leadership and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services administrator today, the Lakeland Ledgerreports.

Credit Lakeland Regional Medical Center

The meeting in Washington D.C. with MarilynTavennerwill focus on a year-long dispute concerning residents who served atLRMCas part of other programs, the Ledgerreports. 

The hospital wants to run its own residency program, which could lead to about $30 million a year in federal money, the Ledgerreports. Medicare maintains its contribution for residents at Lakeland should be about $300,000 per year, according to the Ledger.

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