Wake Forest Baptist Still Working To Be In Compliance With Medicare Program
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center continues to work with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, following a complaint survey done in February.
The hospital came under intense scrutiny earlier this year for erroneous pathology lab results affecting cancer patients. This put it in a state of what's called immediate jeopardy, threatening the hospital's funding.
Wake Forest Baptist issued a corrective plan and was recently reevaluated by the North Carolina State Survey Agency. A letter from CMS Monday said the immediate jeopardy situation had been lifted, but that the hospital was still in non-compliance.
CMS issued a new deadline of June 12th to fix the problems and says it will continue to monitor the situation.