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GMH fighting to keep Medicaid, Medicare

Posted: Jul 09, 2018 3:49 PM Updated:

The GMH Board is actively engaged in trying to maintain the hospital's inclusion in the Medicaid and Medicare programs. In a recent meeting, members got an update on the deficiencies cited in the latest CMS inspection report. The board also tasked its various subcommittees with reviewing corrective action plan items within their respective oversight.

GMH has until October 1st to resolve the issues to the satisfaction of CMS, or risk removal from federal health care programs. Also at the meeting, hospital administrator and CEO Peter John Camacho briefed the board on the governor's bill to prioritize GMH spending, as he said, "We would first need to use any of those monies that would be required to correct joint commission and CMS deficiencies before we could do things like capital improvement projects, operational needs. Even putting aside reserves. We spent a lot of time at the legislature this past month."

The governor's measure became moot though when lawmakers repealed the sales tax that would have provided new funding. Now, GMH is asking for an alternate revenue source to address its chronic budget shortfall, currently pegged at $30 million a year.

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