CMS QSO Memo: Notice of Final Rule Adjusting Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) for Inflation (1/19)

By CMS - January 29, 2019

• Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) for Inflation: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published in the Federal Register on October 11, 2018, a final rule which adjusts for inflation CMP amounts authorized under the Social Security Act (See Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation).

• New CMP Amounts: The final rule lists the new CMP amounts and ranges and are effective as of October 11, 2018.

• Selected Providers Highlighted: The CMPs under the authority of HHS affects multiple areas, but we are highlighting only on those CMPs assessed for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs), Nursing Facilities (NFs), SNFs/NFs, Home Health Agencies (HHAs), and Clinical laboratories effective October 11, 2018.