Medicare Orders Changes at Modesto Kindred Hospital
CMS officials have ordered Kindred Hospital in Modesto to correct several violations and deficiencies or risk losing Medicare funding, the Modesto Bee reports. The problems were found during a May inspection.
Jack Cheevers, a regional spokesperson for CMS, said a federal report issued earlier this month ordered Kindred to make corrections for deficiencies in:
- Medical staff;
- Pharmaceutical services; and
- Quality assessment.
The hospital by June 18 must prove that it has resolved the deficiencies.
CMS has given the hospital an Aug. 20 deadline to correct some violations related to the inspection or lose its status as a Medicare provider, according to officials.
Federal officials within 30 days will publicize more details about the violations, as well as an investigation into the death of a patient in January (Carlson, Modesto Bee, 6/16). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.