How to get a health care appointment in Minnesota
- by admin
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — A rural clinic where patients can get appointments for a wide range of medical procedures has been closed by the state after state regulators found the clinic did not have the required certification.
The clinic, Allina, opened in March and billed patients for the services, which ranged from routine checkups to emergency room visits.
A spokesman for Gov.
Terry Branstad said Tuesday that the clinic is no longer in business.
He declined to say why.
The clinic closed on Monday after an Iowa health department audit showed the clinic failed to meet a number of requirements.
Allina’s website says it offers medical services for individuals, families and small businesses, including a full range of health care and dental services.
State health officials found the state was paying for services that were not available.
Some services were provided through the clinic’s website, but others were billed to patients through the mail.
Some patients did not get the required paperwork to receive care at the clinic, the report said.
Health department spokeswoman Laura Muhl said the clinic will likely appeal the audit and the matter will be reviewed in a hearing before the Iowa Board of Health, which regulates Iowa health care providers.
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa — A rural clinic where patients can get appointments for a wide range of medical procedures has…