OH hospital cited for security concerns
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services threatened this week to withhold Medicare payments beginning April 27, citing problems that it said pose an "immediate" threat to patients at Adena Regional Medical Center. The 261-bed hospital expects to meet federal requirements by improving staffing and procedures to address violations cited in a March 23 state investigation, said Sybil Miller, Adena spokeswoman. The investigation determined that a lack of security allowed an emergency-room patient to steal a nurse's identification card and wander through secured areas, stealing a laptop computer, drugs and supplies on Feb. 5. The survey also determined that some drugs and medical supplies were left unsecured.
- Providers Lag as Consumers Set Agenda
- Look Beyond Nurse-Patient Ratios
- Esther Dyson Launches Population Health Challenge
- Crisis Spurs Healthcare Payment Reform in Arkansas
- Reform Puts Vise Grips on Physicians
- Hospital Groups Back NQF Report on Patient Sociodemographics
- ICD-10 Delay Alters Provider, Vendor Prep
- NPP Demand Rising Under Value-Based Care Models
- Medicare Opt-Out a Viable Physician Strategy
- Payment Reform Naysayers 'Better Wake Up'