Hospital Near-Death Experience: An Organization’s Fight for Survival After CMS Decertification

Hospital Near-Death Experience: An Organization’s Fight for Survival After CMS Decertification

The threat of loss of accreditation is one that keeps survey coordinators and hospital leaders awake at night, but for most hospitals, it’s more of a bogeyman than an actual threat—there are many stages an organization must go through and fail before their accrediting bodies slam the hammer down on them. But a recent case of decertification and recertification by Medicare stands as a cautionary tale for hospitals across the country to never lose site of the goals of quality and safety.