CMS lifts ter­mi­na­tion threat against Greenville Me­mo­rial

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - — Dave Barkholz

The CMS has lifted the threat of can­cel­ing Medi­care and Med­i­caid con­tracts at Greenville (S.C.) Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal af­ter the hos­pi­tal made needed im­prove­ments to emer­gency room pro­cesses and staffing.

Greenville Me­mo­rial could have lost about $500 mil­lion in an­nual pa­tient rev­enue from the CMS if the con­tracts had been re­voked.

The hos­pi­tal was in­ves­ti­gated by state reg­u­la­tors in March af­ter a 48-year-old Greenville man who al­legedly be­came com­bat­ive in the ER died when he was re­strained by se­cu­rity on a gur­ney. Their find­ings led to the CMS ter­mi­na­tion no­tice.

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