Long Term Care Services Unit
Bureau of Health Facility Regulation
2727 Mahan Drive MS#33
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Civil Money Penalties (CMP) are monetary penalties (fines) imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) against nursing facilities that have failed to maintain compliance with federal requirements. A portion of these funds are returned to States and may be used for projects supporting activities that benefit nursing facility residents or that protect and improve their quality of life or care. CMP funds may be used for, but not limited to the following:
The Agency for Health Care Administration began this project in 2005 in an effort to use federal CMP funds (fines) to support innovative ideas that directly impact quality of care or quality of life of nursing home residents beyond minimum standards. The ideas proposed must be innovative to the facility, the state or to long-term care.
|University of Louisville||
To develop a CMS regional website, inclusive of Florida certified nursing homes; and to create access to Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and other peer reviewed educational resources, with opportunities for continuing professional education credits. The focus will be on four professions: Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, and Nutritionists/Dieticians.
Quality Improvement Flyer [481KB, PDF]
|Florida Atlantic University||To reduce avoidable hospitalizations in Florida certified nursing homes and educate residents, family members, and nursing home staff. This project will be accomplished by the dissemination and training of the family and resident Decision Guide, "Go to the Hospital or Stay Here?" statewide. The guide will be available in 6 languages.||$119,255.10||10/01/17-12/31/19|
|TRECS Institute||To implement a novel telemedicine services into the Florida nursing facility market and evaluate its effectiveness at reducing avoidable nursing home to hospital admissions. This project will provide telemedicine services for 4 nursing homes.||$275,000.00||01/11/17-04/18/18|
|Generativity LLC||To provide training programs to improve person centered care and outcomes in nursing homes in Florida. This project will provide DVD trainings to nursing home providers statewide in English and Spanish.||$143,776.00||11/21/16-12/30/18|
|American Medical Directors Association (AMDA)||
To improve the quality of care and quality of life for younger adults utilizing long term care (LTC) services by providing advanced training to nursing home staff. This project will provide three trainings that are available to nursing home providers and staff statewide.
Final Report [1.78MB, PDF]
|Health Services of Palatka||
To develop a "Community Courtyard Wellness Enhancement Project" which involves renovation of three existing courtyards and transform them into areas for residents and visitors.
Final Report [13.7MB, PDF]
|Children's Comprehensive Care Center||
To implement an assistive technology program which will improve the quality of life for pediatric residents.
Final Report [1.06MB, PDF]