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Survey Update: Immediate Jeopardy and Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo on Thu, Jul 19, 2018


Edited by Kris Mastrangelo

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Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency


News Concept. Button on Modern Computer Keyboard with Word Partners on It.On June 15th, 2018 CMS released a memo revising the policies for the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies.  

Highlights include: 

  1. When the current survey identifies Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) that does not result in serious injury, harm, impairment or death, the CMS Regional Offices may determine the most appropriate remedy.
  2. Past noncompliance deficiencies (as described in §7510.1 of this chapter) are not included in the criteria for Immediate Imposition of Remedies.
  3. For Special Focus Facilities (SFFs), S/S level “F” citations under tags F812, F813 or F814 are excluded from immediate imposition of remedies.
  4. Revisions to Chapter 7 of the State Operations Manual (SOM): The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the guidance in Chapter 7 of the SOM related to the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies as noted in 6.15.18 memo.
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