We felt we discharged this patient in a stable condition, and a surveyor, reviewer, thought differently,
I found out this morning at 745 when I was called,
They just feel that we discharged someone in an unstable condition. And we dispute that because this was an ER doctor decision,
Then, when they re-surveyed in July, they came up with a new case unrelated to the investigation and that's what they based this decision on,
You'll find some heartening and some sobering conclusions.
We did receive a notice yesterday ... terminating our involvement in the program, a notice of intent to terminate our involvement in Medicare, which of course is of concern to us,
assessed, evaluated, treated, had a plan for follow-up care that was discussed between the physician, the nurse, the patient and the family, and was discharged appropriately.
We're going to try to work this out it is new territory for us, but right now we want to ensure people we are going to be in business and taking care of them,
This is an extreme action based on a case that was not even identified in their original complaint,
Despite those solid gains, improvement haven't come as far and fast as we would have liked, and the achievement gains remains disturbing.