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After a survey by the state department of public health of a skilled nursing facility, violations of Medicare and Medicaid’s regulations were discovered.
These included a failure to protect a resident from abuse and failure to implement adopted policies on abuse/neglect. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held that these deficiencies placed residents in “immediate jeopardy.”
CMS assessed a monetary civil penalty against the nursing facility. An administrative law judge and the Departmental Appeals Board upheld the $6,050 per day penalty.