Texas hospital seeks critical access status as break with Baylor Scott & White looms

Llano (Texas) County Memorial Hospital is making an application for a crucial access classification that would enable the rural healthcare facility to decrease its monetary vulnerability through increased Medicare compensation, according to DailyTrib.com.

” Were still pushing versus that December 31 due date. Hopefully, we can have some sort of decision before that,” Brett Fuller, an accountant dealing with LCHA, told DailyTrib.com. “I do understand that at least the communications with CMS have been positive at least in accelerating their review.”.

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An operating agreement between the 2 companies expires at the end of 2020, with no renewal prepared. Ideally, we can have some sort of decision prior to that,” Brett Fuller, an accountant working with LCHA, informed DailyTrib.com. “I do know that at least the interactions with CMS have actually been positive at least in accelerating their evaluation.”.

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The application comes as Llano County Memorial prepares to part methods with Dallas-based Baylor Scott & & White. An operating contract in between the two companies ends at the end of 2020, without any renewal planned. Baylor Scott & & White has handled Llano County Memorial for the previous 10 years, according to the news site.

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Part of the reason the contract isnt being restored is because of the rural hospitals finances, according to the news website. El Campo, Texas-based MidCoast Health System is vying to take over management of Llano County Memorial.

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Llano County Memorial is dealing with a tight due date for its critical access application as the operating agreement deadline methods. Under the classification procedure, a third-party contractor assisting the medical facility has up to 45 days to review the application, followed by an approximately 45-day state review and another up to 60-day evaluation from CMS.