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Hospital district pursues lawsuit settlement

Both sides agree to drop claims in dispute over contract termination

Crook County Medical Services District (CCMSD) has reached an agreement with ex-management company Health Management Services (HMS). An ongoing court case has seen both sides accuse the other of financial wrongdoing.

HMS filed the case, claiming the company is still owed payment after the sudden termination of its contract. CCMSD, on the other hand, alleged that HMS deliberately committed fraud against the district by intentionally overbilling for its management fees.

During a special meeting on Wednesday morning, the CCMSD board of trustees moved to enter into a settlement agreement with HMS....