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Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Oregon State Hospital (OSH) has submitted an immediate jeopardy removal plan to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in response to recent issues raised related to secure medical transports of patients who require Secure Transport Restraints (STRs).
OSH has begun implementing the following new safety measures, which are reflected in the plan:
Under federal rules, OSH has 23 days to make approved changes to address the surveyor's immediate jeopardy findings or be terminated from eligibility to receive federal Medicare or Medicaid reimbursement for services. A surveyor will conduct another unannounced visit in the upcoming weeks to ensure the hospital enacted the approved plan and is following through on corrective measures.
OSH is a division of the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). In Oregon, the state's Health Regulation and Quality Improvement (HRQI) program conducts patient safety investigations on behalf of CMS. HRQI is a program of OHA's Public Health Division. HRQI applies federal and state safety standards rigorously and consistently to all hospitals its surveyors investigate on behalf of federal regulators.
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