42 CFR § 488.456 - Termination of provider agreement.

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§ 488.456 Termination of provider agreement.

(a) Effect of termination. Termination of the provider agreement ends -

(1) Payment to the facility; and

(2) Any alternative remedy.

(b) Basis for termination.

(1) CMS and the State may terminate a facility's provider agreement if a facility -

(i) Is not in substantial compliance with the requirements of participation, regardless of whether or not immediate jeopardy is present; or

(ii) Fails to submit an acceptable plan of correction within the timeframe specified by CMS or the State.

(2) CMS and the State terminate a facility's provider agreement if a facility -

(i) Fails to relinquish control to the temporary manager, if that remedy is imposed by CMS or the State; or

(ii) Does not meet the eligibility criteria for continuation of payment as set forth in § 488.412(a)(1).

(c) Notice of termination. Before terminating a provider agreement, CMS does and the State must notify the facility and the public -

(1) At least 2 calendar days before the effective date of termination for a facility with immediate jeopardy deficiencies; and

(2) At least 15 calendar days before the effective date of termination for a facility with non-immediate jeopardy deficiencies that constitute noncompliance.

(d) Procedures for termination.

(1) CMS terminates the provider agreement in accordance with procedures set forth in § 489.53 of this chapter; and

(2) The State must terminate the provider agreement of a NF in accordance with procedures specified in parts 431 and 442 of this chapter.