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Nursing Home Enforcement – Application of Mandatory Remedies: A study from the Department of Health and Human Services – OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

The goal of the recent study by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to determine the extent to which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) applied the statutorily required “mandatory remedies” for nursing homes not in compliance with Federal quality of care standards.

The findings include:
• Of the 55 cases requiring termination during 2000-2002, CMS did not apply the mandatory remedy as required in 30 cases (55 %).
• Of the 706 cases requiring DPNA remedies in 2002, 28 percent were never applied and 14 percent were applied late, largely due to late referral of cases by State survey agencies.

Download the report.