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Sharpe Hospital's loss of certification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services severely impacted its revenue stream.

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Report Description: 
The objectives of this review are to determine how Sharpe Hospital was impacted after losing certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and whether the hospital complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In September 2017, Sharpe’s CMS certification was revoked as a result of deficient patient treatment plans. The resulting consequences included a decrease in revenue, an increase in expenditures, significant changes to the patient population, and the implementation of new employment standards that led to notable turnovers within the hospital. Sharpe has demonstrated the ability to correct internal deficiencies; however, maintaining compliance with federal hospital guidelines remains imperative to avoiding a repeat loss of CMS certification. The most recent CMS survey of Sharpe Hospital, dated August 14, 2019, did not find any ADA-related deficiencies.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Behavioral Health and Health Facilities, Bureau for  
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Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number: 
PE 19-05-627  
Component, if applicable: 
WV-Health and Human Resources
Charleston, WV
United States
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