CMS To Halt Payments to Surgery Center This Month
Starting on Dec. 15, CMS plans to terminate Medicare and Medi-Cal reimbursements for St. Joseph's Surgery Center in Stockton because of patient safety violations identified during two inspections last summer. Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. Officials at St. Joseph's said they believe the facility is in compliance with CMS requirements and they do not expect any disruption in services.
- "Medicare Terminates St. Joseph's Surgery Center for Violations" (Goldeen, Stockton Record, 12/2).