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Notice of Final Rule Adjusting Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) for Inflation
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• Adjustment of Civil Monetary Penalties for Inflation: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2017, a final rule which adjusts for inflation CMP amounts authorized under the Social Security Act. • The final rule lists the new CMP amounts and ranges and are effective on February 3, 2017. • 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 February 3, 2017.