Report details Missouri hospital's handling of patientsPosted on 18 October 2017 at 3:13pm
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A new report sheds light physical confrontations between a Missouri hospital's staff and patients that put the facility at risk of losing Medicare funding.
A spokeswoman for Mercy Hospital Springfield tells the Springfield News-Leader that the August report resulted in the firing of a dozen employees and the threat of losing funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
The federal agency investigated following a complaint regarding patient care. The agency found instances of staff neglecting patients' request for medical help and employees being physically forceful with patients.
The report flagged four occurrences of "abuse and/or neglect" between April and August.
An agency spokeswoman said that as of last month, the hospital was still out of compliance on two conditions needed to participate in Medicare. The agency will revisit Mercy this month.
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