In the late 2010s, the long-term care industry began to take action that would reflect the growing importance of incorporating robust infection prevention practices. Facilities were required to develop...
Ask the payment expert … can we dispute a deficiency?
Eleisha Wilkes, RN, RAC-CTA, RAC-CT, DNS-CT
Jan 25, 2023
CMS imposed a CMP for a deficiency that we do not agree with. Is there any recourse?
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...
CMS issues reprieve for 2,500 nursing homes yet to report COVID vaccination rates
Jun 15, 2021
Nursing homes that have not reported required resident and staff vaccination rates to federal officials will get a reprieve before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services begins assessing penalties,...
Nursing homes face barrage of penalties if vaccination reporting doesn’t pick up fast
James M. Berklan
Jun 11, 2021
Nursing homes will need to make major progress on resident and staff vaccine reporting to avoid penalties, if data released Thursday is any indication.