Nigel Jaquiss' Oct. 19, 2005 cover story described a number of irregularities at Physicians' Hospital in Northeast Portland. According to an Associated Press update, the story led to a federal investigation, at the conclusion of which the hospital was notified it will no longer qualify for Medicare reimbursements. Physicians' has until March 19 to meet federal guidelines or lose its provider contract, which, according to a Web-only WW update, could cost the hospital 30 to 50 percent of its revenue.

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