Medicare, Medicaid Removed From Hagerstown Nursing Home

Officials say NMS Healthcare was not in compliance with federal regulations.


Baltimore, Md (KM) Federal and state officials have removed NMS Healthcare of Hagerstown from the list of Medicare and Medicaid providers. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) say NMS is not compliance with federal regulations, and can no longer provide services to Medicare and Medicaid recipients.

NMS bills itself as providing post-acute care, rehabilitation services, complex wound care, pain management and IV therapy.

The Department says it has contracted with a company to manage the relocations of 150 residents from this nursing home who receive Medicare and Medicaid. DHMH says it will be a person-to-person process based on the preferences and needs of each individual.

The DHMH’s Office of Health Care Quality says it enforces state and federal standards of care delivery in Maryland and surveys facilities on behalf of CMS. The Office also acts on complaints it receives via the mail, the telephone, the internet or media reports. The agency says any statement of deficiency resulting from inspections are followed by plans of correction from the affected facility.


By Kevin McManus