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CONTACT: TOM MOORE
Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications
8788 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 356-3945
e-mail: thomas-moore@uiowa.edu

Release: May 24, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY:

MEDICARE POLICY NEWS CONFERENCE AT UI HOSPITALS AND CLINICS MAY 28

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will host a news conference regarding the implications of current and pending Medicare policies on Tuesday, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. in the Clasen Board Room on the first floor of the John Colloton Pavilion.

Attendees will include Thomas A. Scully, director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Congressmen Tom Latham (R-Iowa), Jim Leach (R-Iowa) and Jim Nussle (R-Iowa), and representatives of 14 Iowa hospitals and health care organizations. Scully and the congressmen all will make remarks at the news conference.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Please note that news crews will not be able to enter the room until 12:30 p.m., but time will be allowed for setting up equipment. A mult-box and lighting will be provided for broadcasters. Following the news conference, Scully will tour UI Hospitals and Clinics.

For assistance in covering this event, please contact Tom Moore at (319) 356-3945.

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