Facilities meet CMS’ minimum standards for carotid artery stenting of high risk patients

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Since the beginning of the year, eight facilities have met the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) minimum facility standards for performing carotid artery stenting for high risk patients.

The facilities are:

  • Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree, Colorado (effective date: Jan. 4, 2016)
  • McLaren Port Huron in Port Huron, Michigan (effective date: Jan. 4, 2016)
  • DMC Huron Valley – Sinai Hospital in Commerce, Michigan (effective date: Jan. 4, 2016)
  • Las Palmas Medical Center in El Paso, Texas (effective date: Jan. 7, 2016)
  • Community Medical Center Barnabas Health in Toms River, New Jersey (effective date: Jan. 7, 2016)
  • VHS Brownsville Hospital DBA Valley Baptist Medical Center – Brownsville in Brownsville, Texas (effective date: March 9, 2016)
  • Manchester Memorial Hospital in Manchester, Connecticut (effective date: March 9, 2016)
  • Grand Stand Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (effective date: March 23, 2016)

In all, there are 1,358 facilities that have met CMS’s minimum facility standards since 2005.