Yesterday, CMS announced enhanced enforcement for nursing homes with violations of longstanding infection control practices. These heightened accountability measures include civil money penalties (CMPs) for facilities with recurrent infection control violations and deficiencies. CMS claims that ratcheting up penalties for noncompliance with infection control will help prevent backsliding, improve accountability, and ensure compliance. In addition […]
SHG is excited to launch its first podcast Conquering the New CMS Rules: Is Your Compliance and Ethics Program Ready? a 30-minute discussion of the upcoming, November 28 deadline for LTC provider compliance and ethics program implementation. Sign up here to receive a link to the podcast to be sent later this month.
Clients and friends: Each month as we sit down to compose this letter it seems that we have more changes to share. We embrace these transformations, as it means that we are open to new ideas, that our attorneys and staff are embracing development and are passionate about the work we do. The model we […]
Skilled Nursing Facilities have until November 28, 2019 to adopt and implement a compliance program that meets the elements set out by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Beginning on that date, state survey agencies will start assessing nursing homes’ compliance programs as an additional condition of participation in Medicare and Medicaid. Issued […]