Citing Safety Concerns, Feds Move To End Medicare Funding At Connecticut Valley Hospital – Hartford Courant

Citing safety and health lapses, the federal government Thursday notified Connecticut Valley Hospital that it will stop paying for services to patients who receive Medicare and Medicaid.

If the spigot were to remain shut off for a year, it would cost the state $50 million in lost funding and affect 590 indigent psychiatric patients.

The notice, posted on the website of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, says the termination is effective Friday at the sprawling, publicly funded psychiatric hospital in Middletown.

“The Medicare provider agreement between the Connecticut Valley Hospital and the secretary of Health and Human Services terminated on Oct. 27, 2017 due to their failure to meet Medicare’s basic health and safety requirements,” the notice states.

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