Payment/economy, Regulations, Skilled Nursing Facility, Uncategorized

Proposed rule aims to make CMP waiver process standard

In its proposed rule released this week, CMS aims to eliminate the requirement for facilities to actively waive their right to a hearing in writing. Instead, there would be a waiver process that would operate by default when CMS has not received a timely request for a hearing. The 35% penalty reduction would remain.

According to CMS, this proposed revision would result in lower costs for facilities facing civil monetary penalties and reduce administrative burden.