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Federal officials cite Nevada mental hospital for deficiencies
Sacramento Bee

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday sent a letter to Nevada health officials telling them that, due to “serious deficiencies,” the state’s primary psychiatric hospital “may be subject to termination of its Medicare provider agreement,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Bee. The federal agency, in concert with state officials, conducted a survey March 20 of Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas after The Bee first reported that one of the facility’s patients was discharged improperly to Sacramento with no arrangement for housing or care.