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Flower Hospital 'fully operational' after threat to Medicaid and Medicare reimbursement

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

An action plan which will allow ProMedica Flower Hospital to continue receiving Medicaid and Medicare payments was approved by the federal government on Monday. The hospital's president commented on the matter Tuesday.

The hospital's leader is stressing that it will not lose Medicaid and Medicare reimbursements, and that nothing will change for patients.

Flower had been cited with an "immediate jeopardy" by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Neither the hospital nor the Department of HHS would say exactly what led to the "jeopardy," but did say it stemmed from an incident in the psychiatric ward at Flower. That "jeopardy" meant the hospital could lose its ability to accept payments from Medicaid and Medicare if it did not submit a plan to remedy the issue by May 9. The hospital submitted that plan and had it approved on Monday.

"We're fully operational, and we can see patients and provide all the services that we need to here on our campus," said Flower Hospital President Allan Sattler.

ProMedica officials said they could not go into detail about the newly approved plan.

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