Ohio hospital at risk of losing Medicare funding

CMS has warned Miami Valley Hospital that it will be terminated from the Medicare program effective Oct. 3 unless the Dayton, Ohio-based hospital corrects safety problems that put patients in "immediate jeopardy," according to a Dayton Daily News report.

Miami Valley President and CEO Mark Shaker told the Dayton Daily News that the hospital has already submitted a comprehensive action plan and taken steps to address issues regarding "bedside equipment" that triggered the termination notice. If the plan is accepted and verified by CMS before the termination date, the hospital will not lose its funding.

"Because of the work we've done in addressing the concerns that (CMS) had, we do not believe there will be any interruption in service," Mr. Shaker told the Dayton Daily News. The hospital's leader declined to provide any additional details about the complaint from CMS.

More articles on healthcare finance:

3 negative, 19 positive hospital rating actions in past month
Hospital closure sparks interest in Kansas Medicaid expansion
Carolinas HealthCare expansion efforts pay off in first half of 2015

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months