UMC Contracts Expected to Save County Money

LAS VEGAS (AP) - University Medical Center officials are
expected to present new contracts with medical groups and health
care providers that would save Clark County about $1.3 million per

The hospital has been renegotiating the contracts to help ease
its $39 million in debt.

Hospital officials say the new contracts would save the hospital
$9.5 million over the lives of the contracts, between 4 percent and
20 percent on each arrangement.

UMC spokesman Rick Plummer says Clark County commissioners Rory
Reid and Lawrence Weekly helped in the contract negotiations.

Officials say the hospital spends $37 million per year on
roughly 20 contracts.

The contracts include groups that provide HIV services,
anesthesia, heart and vascular services, lung specialists and
urology services, among others.
Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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