King/Drew gets reprieve
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 7, 2005
Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles passed a critical inspection Feb. 15 enabling it to keep $200 million in funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, roughly half of the hospital's budget.
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations revoked the hospital's accreditation Feb. 1 after a lengthy appeals process that began in September 2004. As a result, it also stands to lose Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accreditation for its remaining 16 residency programs, as well as federal funds tied to training residents. In the past five years, the teaching hospital has lost residency programs in radiology, neonatology and surgery.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2005/03/07/prbf0307.htm.