Cheyenne hospital regains Medicare, Medicaid status

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center officials say the hospital has regained its standing with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after losing its deemed status over a complaint.

The hospital had an important federal certification taken away after the Wyoming Department of Health found problems with the way the hospital discharged a blind patient in May during an investigation. Hospital officials announced Wednesday that its deemed status was reinstated after it turned in plans on how it would improve its discharge process for patients with behavioral health issues.