CMS Accepts Parkland Hospital's Plan for Corrective Action
Even if Parkland is able to satisfy CMS and the state, it will still not be out of the woods. CMS will forward its review and the CAP to the Office of the Inspector in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to determine if any fines will be levied related to EMTALA violations.
Ron Anderson, MD, and CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, declined to comment until the health system receives official notification of the CMS action.
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Federal and state officials performed an eight-day onsite review of Parkland Memorial Hospital in July and identified problems in nine broad categories, including infection control, governance, emergency room care, and medical screening. The hospital was notified of the problems and given two weeks to develop a corrective action plan to resolve the issues.
Margaret Dick Tocknell is a reporter/editor with HealthLeaders Media.
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