Medicare program’s penalty protocols for Nursing homes change under Trump Administration

In 2016, the nursing home industry requested the change in the Medicare program’s penalty protocols and now, according to reports, a new policy from the Trump administration will roll back fines against nursing homes cited for mistreatment or neglect. The New York Times research found that nearly 6,500 nursing homes in the U.S. have received at least one citation for a serious violation since 2013 and about two-thirds of those have been fined by Medicare. According to this New York Times excerpt “A July memo from the centers discouraged the directors of state agencies that survey nursing homes from issuing daily fines for violations that began before an inspection, favoring one-time fines instead. Daily fines remain the recommended approach for major violations discovered during an inspection. In news reports from October, CMS discouraged its regional offices from levying fines, even in the most serious health violations, if the…

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