CMS: All Children’s Hospital failures were widespread

A CMS report found the problems at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, were more extensive than the pediatric heart unit, The Tampa Bay Times reported.

A new report from the agency, which found more issues with the hospital’s management structure, is the latest from the scandal at the hospital. Late last year, the Tampa Bay Times uncovered a rising death rate in the hospital’s heart unit, and the publication’s investigation led to the resignations of several executives. More recently, the hospital was at risk of losing Medicare funding if it didn’t meet the government’s demands to shape up.

The hospital submitted a plan to correct its issues, which the federal government accepted. Inspectors found the board of trustees failed to oversee infection control, physician competence and quality improvement systems, the Tampa Bay Times found. The hospital also did not track outcomes of individual doctors and had no way to analyze data to monitor quality of care and patient safety.

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