Corporate Compliance

As CMS approves Parkland's corrective action plan, board chair resigns

Compliance Monitor, March 7, 2012

CMS’ Dallas office February 29 approved the most recent corrective action plan submitted by the consultants for Parkland Health and Hospital System, according to a HealthLeaders Media article. The CAP is in response to the 300-page gap analysis report prepared by Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group, which details serious, ongoing deficiencies at Parkland.

The CAP will not be publically released by CMS until it has been reviewed by the CMS Freedom of Information Group (FIG) office in Baltimore. There is no timeline for the release. The FIG office is still reviewing the gap analysis report, which it received in early February.

Parkland is unlikely to release the CAP. Hospital officials cited legal concerns in declining to make the gap analysis document available. A press statement released the night of February 29 by Parkland refers to the CAP and accompanying documents as "privileged documents."

Read more on the HealthLeaders Media website.