The CMS has lifted the threat of canceling Medicare and Medicaid contracts at Greenville (S.C.) Memorial Hospital after the hospital made needed improvements to emergency room processes and staffing.
Greenville Memorial could have lost about $500 million in annual patient revenue from the CMS if the contracts had been revoked.
The CMS told hospital management last week that its provider status remains intact and that there would be no interruption in payments, the hospital said in a financial disclosure Monday.
The hospital was investigated by state regulators in March after a 48-year-old Greenville man who allegedly became combative in the ER died when he was restrained by security on a gurney. Their findings led to the CMS termination notice.
The CMS gave the all-clear last week after the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control found during a follow-up site survey that the hospital had strengthened clinical documentation in the ER, increased staff and added training.