CMS Aims To Rework Nursing Home Penalties In 2020

By Michelle M. Stein / February 20, 2020 at 4:44 PM
CMS expects to announce in 2020 new policies to cut down on regional variation in penalties nursing homes face when they don’t meet certain Medicare and Medicaid requirements, and while nursing homes say such a move is needed, one beneficiary advocate says it could lead to CMS lowering the fines that providers face when they don’t provide quality care. “Our goal is to significantly reduce this variation so nursing homes are held accountable in the same way, no matter where...

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