Medicaid cutting ties with Hacienda Healthcare due to safety concerns

Medicaid cutting ties with Hacienda Healthcare due to safety concerns



their development in the future of pasta into healthcare the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid looking to cut ties with that troubled facility yeah the government agency says it's because of their failure to meet basic health and safety standards haciendas now has 60 days to take action and as ABC 15s Cameron polum shows us there are people's lives on the line here it's like ongoing problems that keep continuing and these problems shouldn't be happening her son lives inside Hacienda Health Care's intermediate care facility she didn't want to reveal her identity but did reveal what's on her mind well I'm concerned that he might be the next person involved in an incident here that doesn't need to be happening that concern has even forced her to look for other options for her son who lives on a ventilator I've already looked in some places for my son when that other incident happened with that rape a patient here and a lot of the places I've looked at are only like 2 star 3 star which is pretty sad so I don't know it's gonna be a challenge and now this a letter from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid laying out their intention to terminate their agreement with the facility the letter says visits by the State Health Department in both February and May of this year revealed the facility failed to meet critical requirements for participating in the Medicaid program State Senator Heather Carter spearheaded the legislation that gave oversight to the state she says CMS is recognizing the same in action they are but if Medicaid no longer pays for patients to live at the facility July 6th is the deadline to appeal if they meet that it would temporarily keep the Medicaid payments alive but for this mother it's the lack of answers from Hacienda leaders that worries her most they're leaving us in the dark if it if they know and they're not telling us they're leaving us in the dark I'm Cameron polum ABC 15 Arizona and the state says they will advise and assist any families who want to move their loved ones out of the facility now

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