Transfer Of Patients From San Francisco Nursing Home Paused Following Deaths Of Discharged Patients.

July 29, 2022

The AP (7/29, Cheng) reported, “A nursing home run by the city of San Francisco will stop discharging patients as part of a federally-mandated closure plan after at least four patients died within days or weeks of being moved from Laguna Honda Hospital, officials said.” Earlier this year, CMS “terminated its payments to Laguna Honda after two patients had nonfatal overdoses at the facility in 2021, and inspectors with the California Department of Public Health declared it to be ‘in a state of substandard care.’” CMS, “which pays for care for the majority of the nursing home’s 700 patients, also ordered the facility to start discharging or transferring its patients ahead of a mid-September mandated closure.” The agency on Thursday “agreed to pause the transfers, San Francisco’s Department of Public Health said in a statement.” The article mentioned HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra and CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.

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