August 29, 2016

For the first time since 1994 when the federal nursing home enforcement regulations were published, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased the amount and type of situations when civil monetary penalties (CMPs) must be imposed without first giving the facilities an opportunity to correct their noncompliance. The federal Nursing Home Reform Law mandates that CMS impose CMPs and other enforcement actions at nursing homes that violate the Requirements of Participation, the federal nursing home regulations.

This is great news and is another key step in raising the quality of care that is provided nursing home facilities across the country.