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Corrective action plan for All Children’s Hospital under review by CMS

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A corrective action plan for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital is now under review.

Hospital officials submitted their plans to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services before the Sunday deadline.

Parents whose children that have been treated at the hospital are concerned about their insurance.

“It service[s] the community in general so it will be very detrimental if the funding is gone away. I hope to God they clean their mess up,” said parent Hopeton Johnson.

Johnson’s 7-year-old son has had surgery on both eyes at the hospital.

He’s on Medicare.

If the hospital’s corrective action plan doesn’t sit well, it won’t be eligible for Medicare payments.

“The next hospital is all the way in Tampa. You tell me how it’s going to help somebody,” said Johnson.

Sunday was the deadline for hospital administrators to submit its plan to fix issues found by federal inspectors last month.

The hospital has been out of compliance to receive payments in four areas since last September.

Kim Hoppe, a spokeswoman for the hospital, sent us this statement: 

We take these findings seriously and are continuing to work in close coordination and consultation with both AHCA and CMS to immediately address their concerns. We will submit our corrective action plan by their deadline tomorrow in areas including governance, physician credentialing, quality improvement planning and infection control. The safety of our patients is our top priority. We are confident in the work we are doing to ensure that our hospital continues to meet the highest standards of care.

Johnson said he’s happy with his son’s treatment.

He hopes the hospital can fix the rest of their issues.

“That’s telling me that somebody failed to do, from the supervisor on up, failed to do what they’re supposed to do,” he said. “This community needs a hospital. Give them a chance.”

Administrators said there is no one to speak on camera at this time.

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