Tennessee Civil Monetary Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Program


Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) collects Civil Money Penalties (CMP) from nursing facilities that have not maintained compliance with federal nursing home requirements. A portion of CMPs collected from nursing homes are returned to the states in which CMPs are imposed. The Tennessee Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Program resides in the Division of Health Licensure and Regulation within the Health Facilities Commission. Tennessee CMP funds are reinvested to support activities that benefit nursing home residents and that protect or improve their quality of care or quality of life.

Nursing homes, stakeholders, and other organizations are encouraged to submit CMP fund grant applications for the development and implementation of quality improvement initiatives that benefit nursing home residents.


Related Rules & Regulations

Tennessee Code Annotated § 68-11-827 through TCA § 68-11-829; TCA § 68-11-832; TCA § 68-11-1623 – To view the statute and other state regulations, please click here.

CMS State Operations Manual – SOM § 7535 Use of Civil Money Penalty Funds

Federal Law – United States Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396r(h)(2)(A)(ii)

Portable Fans and Portable Air Cleaners Application

Through the In-Person Visitation Aid Application, nursing homes can request the use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) reinvestment funds to purchase indoor portable fans or indoor portable air cleaners with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA, H-13 or 14) filters to increase or improve air quality. A maximum use of $3,000 per facility including shipping costs may be requested. Please see application for allowable and prohibited uses of CMP funds. When utilizing these items for visitation purposes, facilities need to ensure appropriate life safety code requirements found at 42 CFR 483.90 are met, unless waived under the PHE declaration.
Federally certified nursing homes interested in this funding opportunity are asked to submit a competed CMP In-Person Visitation Aid Application to Shaquallah Shanks at Shaquallah.S.Shanks@tn.gov. To be considered for funding, each application must list the type of equipment including the brand and model.

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