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Civil Monetary Penalties

When CMS gives you a gift, pay it forward

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services presented some 2,500 nursing homes with quite a gift: an additional seven days to avoid a fine for missing a new vaccination reporting deadline. Who says regulators are all about meting out punishments? CMS has yet to postulate publicly on why so many nursing homes (about…

Prepare now for upcoming COVID testing, reporting rules and new penalties

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ wide-ranging rule bolstering its regulatory authority to address issues relating to the COVID-19 public health emergency contains two notable directives for federally regulated long-term care facilities: (1) an increase in civil monetary penalties for failure to timely  report information relating to COVID-19; and (2) a new requirement for…

Bill would expand civil monetary penalties related to HHS

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The newest version of the House’s 21st Century Cures bill would expand civil monetary penalties to cover false claims related to contracts and grants funded by Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other programs within the Department of Health and Human Services.

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