Luis Hospital officials optimistic about latest plan
Published: February 28, 2013
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ST. CROIX - Federal regulators are evaluating Luis Hospital's plans for correcting a multitude of deficiencies that inspectors found, but they have not yet issued a decision.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services - which rejected two of the hospital's previous correction plans - issued an ultimatum in December, threatening to terminate the hospital's Medicare provider agreement if the hospital did not meet the mandates of a settlement agreement by a deadline earlier this month.
Since December, multiple meetings and phone conferences have taken place between the federal agency and hospital officials; hospital officials have taken steps that they believe CMS wants to see; and a third plan of correction was submitted to the federal agency.