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Published: Monday, 5/5/2014

ProMedica Flower Hospital plan to keep Medicare, Medicaid accepted by federal government


ProMedica Flower Hospital has been given the green light today by the federal agency that oversees Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, which had threatened to cut off payments to the local hospital.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department confirmed that Flower is no longer in jeopardy of being removed from the reimbursement process now that it has submitted an “acceptable” plan of correction concerning an incident in the facility’s psychiatric unit.

Federal officials declined to describe the nature of the incident and hospital officials would not reveal the date that the event occurred.

The order means patients who have Medicare or Medicaid coverage can continue to use the hospital without the threat of nonpayment.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had given hospital officials until May 9 to submit a plan of action to correct the problem. 

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