MU Health Care System complies with Medicare

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After months of scrutiny, inspectors say the University of Missouri Health Care system is in full compliance with Medicare regulations.

State health officials notified MU Health CEO Jim Ross earlier this month that a March 30 inspection of University Hospital and other facilities found corrections the facilities had made were acceptable.

In November, state inspectors found dozens of deficiencies in infection control, housekeeping and patient rights.

After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said in November that the hospital did not meet standards for receiving reimbursement from Medicare, the hospital began a massive hospital cleaning and hired more housekeeping staff.

The Columbia Tribune reported Thursday that a follow-up inspection in January found more noncompliance. The system put together an amended plan, which was approved after the inspection in March.

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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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