The CMS is looking to increase its oversight of post-acute care settings through new civil money penalties on nursing home staff and a new verification process to confirm personal attendants actually showed up to care for seniors when they are at home.
CMS preparing rules for nursing home staff fines, home personal care oversight
The regulation being developed will outline how the CMS would impose civil money penalties, or CMPs, of up to $200,000 against nursing home staff or volunteers who fail to report reasonable suspicion of crimes. In addition, the proposed regulation would allow a two-year exclusion from federal health programs for retaliating against individuals who report.
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