by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Guam Memorial Hospital has submitted its response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services including specific corrective action plans for each deficiency noted in the 78-page report. The CMS has threatened to pull the hospital from the Medicare program, which would have an impact on federal funding reimbursement.
Acting Administrator Rey Vega says the response was turned in late this afternoon and officials are optimistic it will be sufficient to thwart any termination of the program. The CMS outlined dozens of concerns from breeches of patient confidentiality and safety to expired medicine and supplies that were found during their May re-certification visit.