Buena Vista Regional Medical Center officials were pleased to learn that termination action against BVRMC's Medicare receipts has been rescinded.
Confirmation was received Friday from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid that the hospital is now in compliance with the requirements of the Social Security Act. "Therefore, we are rescinding the termination action and the hospital's participation in the Medicare program will continue," the notice reported.
Because of that judgement, the CMS will continue to make payments to BVRMC for Medicare beneficiaries that come to BVRMC.
Officials first visited the medical center in April. A concern was raised that BVRMC take corrective action to assure that no patients who come to the emergency room are transferred to the clinic services without first having seen a physician in the ER. A later visit was conducted prior to the termination being lifted to ensure that the proper adjustments had been made, and the medical center did not lose any Medicare payments.
"Buena Vista Regional Medical Center takes pride in the excellent care we provide our patients and we will continue to make caring for our patients our highest priority," said Todd Hudspeth, CEO.