42 CFR 488.417 - Denial of payment for all new admissions.

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§ 488.417 Denial of payment for all new admissions.
(a) Optional denial of payment. Except as specified in paragraph (b) of this section, CMS or the State may deny payment for all new admissions when a facility is not in substantial compliance with the requirements, as defined in § 488.401, as follows:
(1) Medicare facilities. In the case of Medicare facilities, CMS may deny payment to the facility.
(2) Medicaid facilities. In the case of Medicaid facilities—
(i) The State may deny payment to the facility; and
(ii) CMS may deny payment to the State for all new Medicaid admissions to the facility.
(b) Required denial of payment. CMS does or the State must deny payment for all new admissions when—
(1) The facility is not in substantial compliance, as defined in § 488.401, months after the last day of the survey identifying the noncompliance; or
(2) The State survey agency has cited a facility with substandard quality of care on the last three consecutive standard surveys.
(c) Resumption of payments: Repeated instances of substandard quality of care. When a facility has repeated instances of substandard quality of care, payments to the facility or, under Medicaid, CMS payments to the State on behalf of the facility, resume on the date that—
(1) The facility achieves substantial compliance as indicated by a revisit or written credible evidence acceptable to CMS (for all facilities except non-State operated NFs against which CMS is imposing no remedies) or the State (for non-State operated NFs against which CMS is imposing no remedies); and
(2) CMS (for all facilities except non-State operated NFs against which CMS is imposing no remedies) or the State (for non-State operated NFs against which CMS is imposing no remedies) believes that the facility is capable of remaining in substantial compliance.
(d) Resumption of payments: No repeated instances of substandard quality of care. When a facility does not have repeated instances of substandard quality of care, payments to the facility or, under Medicaid, CMS payments to the State on behalf of the facility, resume prospectively on the date that the facility achieves substantial compliance, as indicated by a revisit or written credible evidence acceptable to CMS (under Medicare) or the State (under Medicaid).
(e) Restriction. No payments to a facility or, under Medicaid, CMS payments to the State on behalf of the facility, are made for the period between the date that the—
(1) Denial of payment remedy is imposed; and
(2) Facility achieves substantial compliance, as determined by CMS or the State.
[59 FR 56243, Nov. 10, 1994; 60 FR 50119, Sept. 28, 1995]

Title 42 published on 2014-10-01

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  • 2014-11-06; vol. 79 # 215 - Thursday, November 6, 2014
    1. 79 FR 66032 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Survey and Enforcement Requirements for Home Health Agencies
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Date: These regulations are effective on January 1, 2015.
      42 CFR Parts 409, 424, 484, 488, 498

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Title 42 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 488 after this date.

  • 2014-12-01; vol. 79 # 230 - Monday, December 1, 2014
    1. 79 FR 71081 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies; Extension of Comment Period
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Notice of extension of comment period.
      The comment period is extended to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on January 7, 2015.
      42 CFR Parts 409, 410, 418, 440, 484, 485 and 488