Civil Money Penalties (CMP) are one statutory enforcement remedy available to address nursing facility noncompliance in the Medicare and Medicaid programs as defined in sections 1819(h) and 1919(h) of the Social Security Act. CMP funds must be used for activities that protect or improve the quality of care or quality of life for nursing facility residents. All activities and plans for utilizing CMP funds must be approved in advance by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). As of July 1, 2015, the following activities have been approved by CMS.
Fall 2015 CMP Grant Award Recipients
Kane Regional Center - RistCall Patient Care $50,000
"The RistCall Solution introduces a wireless wearable call bell system in a wrist watch like device... Residents raise their requests through icons on these devices, and calls are routed
through a remote server... The Ristcall Patient Care Pilot will improve the resident's access to assistance from caregivers without the limitation of mobility."
Care Pavillion Nursing & Rehabilitation Center - Music Therapy $41,450
"The purpose of this project is to increase the quality of lie of nursing home residents who are cognitively impaired with an organized Music Therapy Program... The project is expected to
benefit nursing home residents by reducing falls and other behavioral problems while stimulate their mental status and open a dialog of reminiscing."
Spring 2015 CMP Grant Award recipients
Pennsylvania Restraint Reduction Initiative/Manage, Assess, Plan, Intervene, Teach (PARRI/MAP-IT)
FY 16/17: $977,990
FY 2015/2016 $933,783
Since 1996, PARR staff has:
The PARRI/MAP-IT Program improves the care and services provided to nursing facility residents in Pennsylvania's MA nursing facilities through regional programs that provide education, support and mentorship of caregivers. Training opportunities for nursing facility staff include restraint reduction, prevention of pressure ulcers, wound treatment, infection control, person-centered dementia care and reduction of unnecessary antipsychotic medications. And although the focus is nursing facility residents, it can have a positive impact on those receiving home and community based services. For example, a pressure ulcer prevention program for nursing facility residents who are admitted for rehabilitation care and their families is scheduled to be developed in FY 2015-2016.