CMS Rule Would Increase Oversight Of Elder Abuse Reporting In Nursing Homes.

October 8, 2018

Modern Healthcare (10/8, Subscription Publication) reports CMS has proposed a rule which would “increase its oversight of post-acute care settings” by imposing civil money penalties (CMPs) of up to $200,000 for “nursing home staff or volunteers who fail to report reasonable suspicion of crimes.” Additionally, the regulation “would allow a two-year exclusion from federal health programs for retaliating against individuals who report.” The proposal “comes a year after HHS’ Office of Inspector General released a report that found the CMS is not doing enough to ensure cases of potential abuse or neglect get reported.”

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