Escrow and Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR) Process

Applicability of CMP, Escrow, IIDR:

CMPs imposed relative to all standard or complaint surveys that begin on or after October 1, 2013, that initiate an enforcement action in which a CMP is imposed where the highest level of deficiency is less than a "G" level, will be subject to collection and escrow in accordance with 42 C.F.R. SS488.431. (CMPs based on surveys in which a deficiency is cited for actual harm or immediate jeopardy ("G" or higher) are already subject to escrow).

Net Effect: Previously, CMS phased in the escrow requirement by limiting it to CMPs imposed for actual harm or immediate jeopardy.

Effective October 1, 2013 every CMP imposed for a deficiency in a nursing home will be subject to escrow and the nursing home may request an independent informal dispute resolution.