CMS per-incident penalties for providers soar — and could be headed higher
Jul 01, 2021
The total amount of fines the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has collected through per-incident penalties has increased more than eight-fold from 2016 to 2020, and the figure is projected to...
When CMS gives you a gift, pay it forward
Jun 16, 2021
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....
Nursing home penalties may rise in wake of AARP lawsuit alleging ‘weak’ CMS enforcement, endangered...
Jan 20, 2021
Nursing home operators should be on high alert for potential rule changes regarding civil monetary penalties after a lawsuit was filed against federal health agencies Sunday that targets a 2017 rule that...
Prepare now for upcoming COVID testing, reporting rules and new penalties
Amy Wilmot Schrader
Stefanie J. Doyle
Oct 22, 2020
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...
Nursing home advocates say AGs’ push for punitive enforcement won’t improve quality
Jun 04, 2018
The leading association for skilled nursing providers said Friday that a call by state officials to reinstate tough federal enforcement policies might undercut quality gains.
Bill would expand civil monetary penalties related to HHS
Jul 08, 2015
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...
AMDA to receive $1.6 million for training from civil monetary penalties
Oct 07, 2014
AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-term Care Medicine will receive $1.62 million in civil money penalty funds over three years in order to improve long-term care, the organization announced.
Providers could be slapped with monetary penalties for slow response to document requests under OIG proposal
May 13, 2014
Long-term care providers are facing an expanded list of infractions that could trigger civil monetary penalties, including slow response to document requests. The proposed regulation from the Department...
A long-term care facility slapped with a civil monetary penalty has a chance for an independent informal dispute resolution, according to new manual guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
HHS wants civil monetary penalty rules changed
Feb 10, 2014
Civil monetary penalties for providers will be revised if two proposed rules from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General are approved.