CMS S&C Memo 16-31-NH: Mandatory Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies and Assessment Factors Used to Determine the Seriousness of Deficiencies for Nursing Homes

CMS is implementing a national policy that requires the use of federal enforcement remedies when one or more residents suffer significant harm.

This new policy is effective for all surveys completed on or after September 1, 2016.

Please see the attached memo or you may visit