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McComb hospital cuts five doctors

Hospital-signFaced with the reality of shrinking reimbursements from the federal government for health care and rising costs as a result of the new Affordable Care Act, Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has ended its employment with five physicians and is re-evaluating all hospital employee doctors’ contracts.

Southwest Health System CEO Norman Price explained that when insurance companies were leaving Mississippi because of increased rates of lawsuits, the hospital offered to step in.

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