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Title
Escrow and Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR) Process for Nursing Homes – Applicable to All Civil Money Penalties (CMPs)
Memo #
13-57-NH
Posting Date
2013-08-30
Fiscal Year
2013
Summary
Applicability of CMP, Escrow, IIDR: CMPs imposed pursuant to all standard or complaint surveys that begin on or after October 1, 2013, that initiate an enforcement action in which a CMP is imposed where the highest level of deficiency is less than a “G” level, will be subject to collection and escrow in accordance with 42 C.F.R. §488.431. CMPs based on surveys in which a deficiency is cited for actual harm or immediate jeopardy (“G” or higher) are already subject to escrow. Net Effect: Previously, CMS phased in the escrow requirement by limiting it to CMPs imposed for actual harm or immediate jeopardy. Effective October 1, 2013 every CMP imposed for a deficiency in a nursing home will be subject to escrow and the nursing home may request an independent informal dispute resolution.
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