May 2019

CMS terminates Kentucky hospital’s Medicare contract

Becker’s Hospital Review reports that CMS ended its provider agreement with Southeastern Kentucky Medical Center in Pineville on May 24. A survey of Southeastern Kentucky Medical Center on Jan. 30 by the Kentucky State Survey Agency found the hospital was not in compliance with Medicare rules and revealed several deficiencies related to patient care. Inspectors identified an immediate jeopardy to patient health and safety due to the hospital’s failure to maintain cardiology services, equipment to monitor patient medical conditions, medications for patient emergencies and staffing to provide required care to patients. So, has someone at your facility pooh-poohed the important of complying with the CMS Emergency Rule? Show them this link:

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