Escrow and Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR) Process for Nursing Homes – Applicable to All Civil Money
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.