This office surveys, licenses and recommends federal certification for health care facilities. Its goal is to ensure state health and safety standards are met and also federal standards if the facility is a Medicaid or Medicare provider.
Note to providers:
Pursuant to the March 22, 2013 CMS Survey & Certification Memo, effective April 1, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) may start imposing civil money penalties (CMPs) on nursing homes in South Dakota when serious deficiencies are identified. At this time, the Department of Health does not intend to begin recommending CMPs to the CMS Region VIII Office. However, this will not preclude CMS from imposing CMPs directly on South Dakota nursing facilities. Below is the evaluation tool and guidance documents that were recently issued by CMS. DOH will closely monitor the situation and will continue to provide further information to providers regarding CMPs as it becomes available.
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