May 28, 2020

All nursing facilities are encouraged to apply for up to $3000 in federal civil money penalty funds per facility. These funds are to purchase communication devices to aid in connecting residents with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. Use awarded funds to buy items such as tablets, webcams, headphones and certain accessories.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services imposes CMPs against Medicare or Medicaid-certified NFs found out of compliance with federal requirements. CMP funds can be used for projects and activities that benefit NF residents by improving their quality of care or quality of life.

Visit the CMP webpage and read the Special Application Period for Communicative Devices in Nursing Facilities section for complete details and an application.