AUGUSTA, Maine — The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recertified Riverview Psychiatric Center, allowing the state psychiatric hospital to resume receiving federal Medicare reimbursement.
The 92-bed Riverview Center was decertified by the federal government in 2013 for deficiencies including excessive use of restraints and seclusion, the use of stun guns and pepper spray, poor record-keeping and medication errors.
Last fall, Maine officials said the Riverview Psychiatric Center was found to be in "substantial compliance" after a federal review.
Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said the recertification reflects a dedicated staff that's "committed to providing the expert care that patients need and deserve."