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Are You Survey Ready? Federal Remedies Soon Approaching

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Thu, Aug 18, 2016


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

In July 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a memorandum on the mandatory imposition of federal remedies and assessment factors used to determine the seriousness of deficiencies for nursing homes. 

Skilled Nursing Facilities, Nursing Facilities, and dually participating facilities are required to be in compliance with Medicare and Medicaid guidelines. Facilities have a responsibility to correct any deficiencies identified at the time of a Federal Survey in order avoid penalty, including termination of the provider agreement. CMS and State Survey agencies have no obligation to allow non-compliant facilities an opportunity to correct deficiencies prior to imposing federal enforcement remedies which include but are not limited to civil money penalties, directed plan of correction and temporary management. 

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Topics: CMS, Deficiencies, Federal Remedies

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