Health Team

Reimbursements at risk at Franklin Regional -- again

Posted June 4, 2008 5:23 p.m. EDT
Updated June 4, 2008 6:00 p.m. EDT

— Inspectors found fault with Franklin Regional Medical Center in Louisburg for a second time in six months, threatening a major source of income for the hospital.

If the problems are not corrected, the center could be stripped of reimbursments from Medicare and Medicaid. Those payments make up half of the hospital's annual revenue.

Inspectors found problems with nursing, pharmaceutical and respiratory care services and the center's governing body, but declined to share specifics.

An inspection in March faulted governance, medical staff, nursing services and laboratory services at the hospital.

The hospital has until June 22 to correct the problems.