Center given deadline to fix its quality issues – Winston Salem Journal

A federal agency has given Old Vineyard Youth Services until mid-January to resolve quality-compliance issues on its Winston-Salem campus.

The agency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also said yesterday that Old Vineyard has been removed from its “immediate jeopardy” category, which makes it less likely that it will lose Medicare payments for new impatient services or face a management change.

The agency defines immediate jeopardy as “a situation in which the provid er’s noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation has caused, or is likely to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident.”

However, Old Vineyard has “some outstanding condition-level deficiencies” that require correcting by Jan. 14, said Lee Millman, the media-affairs officer for the agency’s Atlanta office. If those issues are not resolved, Medicare payments still could be stopped. Story continues here ➤