Joan Rivers' clinic losing federal accreditation, report says

The Upper East Side clinic that allegedly botched Joan Rivers’ throat procedure just before she died will lose its federal accreditation at the end of this month, regulators said.

That means Yorkville Endoscopy, beginning on Jan. 31, “will no longer be eligible to receive federal funds for services provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries,” according to a notice from the Department of Health & Human Services.

Rivers, 81, died on Sept. 4 at Mount Sinai Hospital following her Aug. 28 visit to Yorkville Endoscopy.

The comedian, who had been seeking a scope of her vocal cords to find out what was causing her hoarseness, went into cardiac arrest during the procedure.

Rivers’ death prompted state and federal probes of the clinic.

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