On Monday, July 11, 2011 surveyors from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) arrived at Parkland to assess the health system's compliance with the CMS Conditions of Participation - the health and safety standards health care organizations must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
Below is a timeline based on activities and reports presented since August 2011. The are listed based on the most recent activity.
October 18, 2011 - TDSHS Patient Complaints (Posted 11/9/2011)
September 9, 2011 - CMS Extension Letter
September 9, 2011 - Parkland Negotiation Agreement with CMS
September 9, 2011 - CMS Summary of Findings
August 31, 2011 - In conjunction with the CMS
surveys, surveyors also evaluated Parkland under Texas hospital
licensing rules. The Texas Department of State Health Services
(TDSHS) issued two state reports from those surveys. The Texas
rules are very similar to the Medicare Conditions of Participation.
Therefore, the findings on the TDSHS surveys are very similar to
those on the CMS reports. TDSHS_8-31-11 | TDSHS
August 30, 2011 - Summary of Findings that led CMS to the "Immediate Jeopardy" serious concern and CMS's assessment of those findings.
August 29, 2011 - Surveyors returned to Parkland to conduct a review of changes implemented since their July visit. Federal and state health regulators approved Parkland’s corrective action plan on Aug. 23, 2011.
August 22, 2011 - CMS Official Report & Proposed Action Plan
August 22, 2011 - Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) Official Report & Proposed Action Plan
August 9, 2011 - Click here to access the cover letter received on August 9, 2011 that placed the institution in immediate jeopardy status.