If this state’s long-term care workers don’t get vaccinated, it’s their employers who will have...
Aug 10, 2021
Many of Connecticut’s nursing homes are embracing a new, mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy that will penalize them financially if their staff doesn’t receive shots.
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...
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...
CMS launches new initiative attempting to help nursing homes address resident safety concerns
Nov 21, 2018
The federal government launched a new initiative on Tuesday, aiming to help nursing homes leaders better address patient safety issues in their facilities.
Penalty process explained
May 01, 2014
A long-term care facility that has been slapped with a civil monetary penalty has 10 days to file for an independent informal dispute resolution process, according to a recent manual update from the Centers...
Cases subject to escrow
James M. Berklan
Oct 01, 2013
Federal regulators have expanded the use of escrow accounts so that as of this month, providers will be subject to their use for any kind of deficiency from a standard or complaint survey that draws a...
Nursing homes will be subject to escrow for all civil monetary penalties, CMS announces
Sep 05, 2013
Nursing homes facing a civil monetary penalty due to any type of deficiency will be subject to escrow and entitled to request an independent informal dispute resolution process, according to a newly issued...
New proposed rule would reduce some nursing home penalties by 50%
Jul 13, 2010
A newly proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services would, in some cases, reduce civil monetary penalties (CMP) issued against nursing homes by as much as 50%.
CMS to waive ban on nurse-aide training program in some civil monetary penalty cases
Apr 27, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday published a rule in the Federal Register that will permit a waiver in some cases of the two-year ban on nurse-aide training. This will apply to facilities...