Dallas hospital removed from immediate jeopardy after making patient safety changes

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas is now in compliance with Medicare regulations and its federal funding is no longer in jeopardy, according to the Associated Press. The hospital was cited for placing patients in "immediate jeopardy" of harm, which threatened the organization's $400 million in annual funding. But the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said that the hospital has addressed many of the problems so future funding is no longer at risk. However, there are lingering concerns over psychiatric care at the facility. To address those concerns, the hospital plans to retrain staff on patient privacy laws and mandate written plans for patients so that discharge instructions are clear. Article

 

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