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Q: I’ve heard that hospitals make more money treating COVID-19 patients, so they are labeling more patients as COVID-positive than they are actually treating for COVID-19. Is this true?

A: This is not true. There is a false rumor circulating that hospitals are misrepresenting COVID patient data to increase federal reimbursements for patient care. It is true that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act increased reimbursements to hospitals for Medicare patients with COVID-19 due to the high cost of COVID-19 patient care. [read more]

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Gov. Little calls on National Guard to help in pandemic response as Idaho rolls back to modified Stage 2

Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little signed an executive order today mobilizing the Idaho National Guard to help the pandemic response in new ways, and he signed a new statewide public health order rolling Idaho back into a modified Stage 2 of the Idaho Rebounds plan. [read more]

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Library Temporarily Closed Due to Potential COVID-19 Exposure

The Mountain Home Public Library is closed until Monday, Nov. 16 due to the potential exposure of a library staff member to COVID-19. During this time, the facility will undergo a thorough cleaning and quarantine period. No further information is available at this time. [read more]

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‘Light the Forest’ Display to Move Downtown

The City of Mountain Home’s “Light the Forest” Christmas display is moving to a more prominent location this year. The holiday display has been a long-time fixture at Carl Miller Park but will relocate to Railroad Park this year, giving Main Street drivers and shoppers an opportunity to catch the Christmas spirit. [read more]