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Mt. Carmel Facing Possible Loss Of Medicare Money

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have notified Columbus-based Mount Carmel Health that Medicare will stop paying for care at two hospitals where 34 patients died after a doctor ordered excessive doses of fentanyl unless the system quickly submits a plan that meets the agency's approval. 

A spokesperson says the system is cooperating with the agency, the Ohio Department of Health and other regulators. Mount Carmel is under investigation after Doctor William Husel ordered excessive doses of fentanyl from 2015 through late last year. Husel was fired in December and nearly two dozen employees have been placed on leave.

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