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MARYVILLE (WATE) - About 100 nursing home residents will be moved to other facilities because Medicare has pulled funding from the Maryville facility.
Colonial Hills Nursing Center, 2034 Cochran Road, said Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its provider agreement because of deficient services.
The residents must be moved by February 6.
It is not clear if the facility will remain open.
The facility has been suspended by Medicare twice this year with deficiencies like inappropriate touching of residents by a family member, and failure to report incidents in a timely manner.
Life Care Centers of America, the company that manages Colonial Hills, can re-apply for Medicare status in 180 days.
"As these situations were brought to our attention, our staff at Colonial Hills and a corporate team have worked diligently to correct these deficiencies and we believe that we are in substantial compliance with all regulations," Life Care Centers of America Beecher Hunter said in a statement released Wednesday. "Nevertheless, CMS feels compelled to decertify, and we are preparing to comply with its directive"
Life Care indicated that some employees will likely be hired by other facilities where the residents transfer.