FAIRBANKS, Alaska In a press release today from the Office of the Governor it was reported that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid has withdrawn its termination action against the Alaska Psychiatric Institute and now considers the facility to be in good standing with federal requirements.
Since August 2017, API has been under heightened scrutiny due to conditions that endangered patient and staff safety, and compromised patient rights. Without CMS certification, Medicaid and Medicare was at risk of being shut down.
Alaska Psychiatric Institute is managed by State of Alaska employees with Wellpath acting in an advisory and support role to the state's administrative team. Wellpath is under contract to provide hospital administration services for API through December 31, 2019.