CMS removes civil monetary penalties for prior noncompliance solely on a per-instance basis

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

CMS is hereby removing the July 7, 2017 Memo (S&C 17-37-NH) from its guidance
repository.

CMS is hereby removing the July 7, 2017 Memo (S&C 17-37-NH) from its guidance repository. In that memo, CMS instructed CMS Locations (formerly “Regional Offices”) to impose civil monetary penalties for prior noncompliance solely on a per-instance basis. Upon further consideration, CMS has determined that the agency should retain the discretion at this time to impose a per-day penalty where appropriate to address specific circumstances of prior noncompliance. We will work within CMS operations to apply such discretion, and any final notice of noncompliance will set forth the penalty, and the reason(s) for imposing per-instance or per-day penalties.

https://www.cms.gov/files/document/qso-21-20-nh.pdf