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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:12 PM

Guam Memorial Hospital still at risk of losing CMS certification

Months after a March deadline to reassure federal health officials that Guam Memorial Hospital meets standards of care, the local public hospital is still at risk of losing access to federal funds.

GMH Chief Executive Officer Lillian Perez-Posadas said CMS officials still have some concerns after the last corrective action plan was submitted to them.

“We are still participants of CMS and we still have our certification, so we still will continue (to receive) federal funds,” Perez-Posadas said.

She confirmed that the Guam Memorial Hospital Authority received feedback last week on its latest efforts to address the final two deficiencies. She couldn’t discuss the specifics of the deficiencies per the instructions of CMS officials, she said.

Read more: https://www.postguam.com/news/local/gmh-still-at-risk-of-losing-cms-certification/article_326f7c68-926a-11e9-ba16-5337c2fb6398.html

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