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Civil Monetary Penalty


Overview

The Civil Monetary Penalties (CMP) Reinvestment Fund is a federal fund collection of imposed penalties against certified nursing facilities deemed non-compliant. These funds are used for projects that directly benefit individuals residing in a nursing facility. The goal of the CMP Reinvestment Funds are to help protect and improve the quality of life and care for individuals in a nursing facility. Utilizing CMP Reinvestment Funds provides the unique opportunity to improve the lives of many citizens of the Commonwealth.


Announcements

Announcing the Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program (CMP-RP) State Fiscal Year 2022 (SFY 22) application cycle for funding.

Please review the following information regarding this year's application process. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, potential projects, or suggestions, please contact the CMP-RP Analyst
 Team at CMPFunds@dmas.virginia.gov.

The Virginia General Assembly has appropriated CMP Reinvestment funds for DMAS and CMS-approved projects that protect or improve the quality of life and care of individuals residing in nursing facilities. Through an annual application submission and review process, DMAS will review project applications and determine which projects will move forward to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for consideration. If approved by CMS, DMAS will oversee project progress by way of reviewing obligatory quarterly and final program and financial reports.

Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFA) for information on eligibility and the application process.


Previously Funded Projects

The Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) announces projects that have received funding from the CMP Reinvestment fund. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved funding for the following six projects during the 2018 cycle and the following two projects during the 2019 cycle, as well as two initiatives in response to COVID-19: 

CMP Funds for In-Person Visitation Aids

In response to the ongoing public health emergency, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to grant states the ability to use Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment funds to support nursing facilities the purchase of Communicative Technology devices and In-Person Visitation Aids. These funds are available to facilitate virtual social and telehealth visits as well as in-person visits between residents and their loved ones.

CMS created templates to enable states to approve requests for Communicative Technology Devices and for In-Person Visitation Aids that meet federal parameters without CMS review. Each program’s template include details on the applicable parameters. The templates and Frequently Asked Questions for each program are located below. In December 2020, CMS removed outdoor furniture, portable heating units, lighting systems and infrared temperature scanners from the prohibited items list.  Facilities may now use funds for these previously prohibited items.

Please note that CMP Reinvestment funds cannot exceed the $3,000 per facility limit for In-Person Visitation Aids. The same limit applies to nursing facilities applying for Communicative Technology Devices unless CMS approves a higher amount. If your facility has not already taken advantage of this funding, we ask that you do so by May 21, 2021.  Please include the current NPI# used by each facility to receive payments from the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please email CMPFunds@dmas.virginia.gov