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November 26, 2014

Board to hear plan to get nursing home back in compliance

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Posted: Friday, August 1, 2014 4:47 pm | Updated: 5:05 pm, Fri Aug 1, 2014.

The board that oversees Cleburne County Nursing Home plans to meet Saturday to hear a consultant’s recommendations to get the facility back into compliance with state and federal standards.

The Cleburne County Hospital Board oversees the nursing home and the county’s Emergency Medical Service.

The nursing home was inspected in May for its recertification and inspectors cited it for 10 deficiencies. In June it was inspected again because of a complaint and inspectors found four more deficiencies. The Alabama Medicaid Agency notified the nursing home in June that based on the facility’s recertification inspection results, the agency would not accept billing from the nursing home for new patients after July 10 until the nursing home comes back into compliance.

The board members hired Centre-based Preferred Health Services as a consultant at a meeting on Tuesday. The company started work Wednesday morning and informed board members Friday it would be ready to present its recommendations on Saturday, said Coker Cleveland, vice chairman of the board.

“We’ll hear the report at the meeting and take any actions needed,” Cleveland said.

The meeting is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cleburne County Nursing Home.


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