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Pasadena Manor nursing home kicked out of Medicare, Medicaid program

SOUTH PASADENA — Pasadena Manor, the nursing home that has been in trouble with the federal government and state regulators, has been kicked out of the Medicare and Medicaid program.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, says it will no longer pay for the care of residents at Pasadena Manor after Oct. 5.

Several state agencies have teamed up to help residents and their guardians search for new facilities. It's unknown whether Pasadena Manor, at 1430 Pasadena Ave. S, will close.

Tom Groesbeck, the nursing home's spokesman, declined to address the issue.

The Agency for Health Care Administration, which regulates the state's 36,000 health care facilities, is reviewing Pasadena Manor's license, agency spokeswoman Shelisha Coleman said.

The nursing home also is facing more than $180,000 in penalties for deficiencies:

•$100 a day, from May 31 to July 13

•$250 a day, from July 14 to July 28

•$3,550 a day, from July 29 to Aug. 18

•$5,550 a day, from Aug. 19 to Sept. 5

In an Aug. 31 letter to the nursing home, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said conditions at the facility "reflected substandard quality of care and posed immediate jeopardy to residents' well-being.''

Specific deficiencies included lax oversight of residents' whereabouts.

The latest action against the South Pasadena nursing home came less than a month after it was ordered to stop admitting new residents. Licensed for 126 beds, late last week, about 40 residents remained, said Cyndi Floyd, a volunteer ombudsman with the Department of Elder Affairs' Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which works to ensure residents' rights.

Natalie Clanzy, district manager for the ombudsman program, said her office is trying to visit as many residents as possible to make sure "they are making an informed decision" about where they move next.

"We don't want them to feel rushed, because they do have a little time,'' she said.

Coleman, AHCA's spokeswoman, said her agency also is helping with relocation.

"We are coordinating with other agencies including the local Ombudsmen, the Department of Children and Families, and the Department of Elder Affairs to provide as smooth a transition as possible,'' she said in an e-mail.

AHCA notified Pasadena Manor residents of the federal government's decision to end the health insurance programs at the nursing home in a Sept. 2 letter. Regrettably, it said, residents would have to move to other facilities in order for Medicare or Medicaid to continue paying for their care.

Pasadena Manor is cooperating, Groesbeck said.

"We continue to work cooperatively with the local office of AHCA for the safe and appropriate placement of all of our residents," he said.

Waveney Ann Moore can be reached at wmoore@sptimes.com or (727) 892-2283.

Pasadena Manor nursing home kicked out of Medicare, Medicaid program 09/17/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 16, 2011 3:42pm]
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