DMC Targeted For Second Investigation

By Ian Shalapata

(DETROIT, MI) – Detroit Medical Centre is facing a second series of investigations as authorities are opening a new probe of the hospital’s procedures. Crains Detroit is reporting that a second round of inspections by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs could have serious ramifications for the investor-owned family of medical centres.

DMC, including Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Harper University Hospital, and Detroit Receiving Hospital, as well as the Karmanos Cancer Centre are facing new allegations concerning unsterilized surgical equipment at the midtown campus.

The new probe comes on the heels of Michigan issuing a passing grade after suspicions of violations of infection control of surgical instruments. The six-month investigation report indicated that DMC had made over a dozen corrections to reverse the violations.

Crains Detroit reports, however, that the Detroit News disclosed an incident of another contaminated instrument which was caught before surgery at Children’s Hospital in December 2016.

Hundreds of millions in federal and state Medicare and Medicaid funding could be at stake for DMC if the new investigation findings results in ejection from the program.

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