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Medicare Programs at Downeast Community Hospital Faces Possible Termination 

Participation in Medicare programs at Downeast Community Hospital in Machias is facing possible termination.The proposed termination is a result of the Maine Department of Health and Human services citing the hospital has not followed their plan of correcting issues they had found the hospital to be out of compliance with previously.A statement released by the hospital says.”Efforts are ongoing to assure DECH’s continued participation in the Medicare program. The hospital has been working closely with CMS and DHHS to ensure continuity of care for its patients and the community.”If the participation in the medicare program is terminated it will go into affect on July tenth of this year.