The Manhattan clinic where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest will lose its federal funding, The New York Times reports. That means Medicare and Medicaid will be prohibited from paying for the clinic's services effective Jan. 31, in what The Times called a "highly unusual federal decision."
"After a careful review of the facts, Yorkville Endoscopy LLC no longer meets the conditions of coverage for a supplier of Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) services," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wrote in a letter to the clinic.
Rivers, 81, visited the clinic Aug. 28 for a routine throat procedure. While there, she went into cardiac and respiratory arrest before dying of brain damage Sept. 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the medical examiner. In an earlier investigation, the Centers found Rivers' physicians did not try to reverse her deteriorating vital signs for 15 minutes before she entered cardiac arrest.
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