Sable-Smith's reporting on the questionable billing practices at Putnam County Memorial Hospital was so damning that Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., called for a federal investigation.
"The stories were also recognized with Regional Murrow Awards, which were announced in April, for continuing coverage, news series and investigative reporting. There were more than 4,400 entries for the 2018 awards," Side Effects Media reports. "This is Sable-Smith's second national award that recognizes his reporting on rural Missouri hospitals. His series of stories also won a health policy award from the Association of Health Care Journalists."
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