AHCA/NCAL 2020 Session: Enhanced Enforcement Penalties for Infection Control Deficiencies

October 27, 2020

On June 1, 2020, CMS released QSO 20-31-NH memo detailing the enhanced enforcement penalties that facilities now face for deficiency citations related to infection control violations. CMS will impose penalties for any deficiency associated with infection control requirements at a scope and severity level of D or above.

The AHCA/NCAL Virtual Convention & Expo was packed full of insightful educational content. We wanted to make our session &emdash; Enhanced Enforcement Penalties for Infection Control Deficiencies &emdash; available to everyone.

Watch at your convenience as Hugh Heaton, Subject Matter Expert, discusses the factors that drive the penalty assessment, criteria used, penalties assessed and how the NHSN COVID-19 Weekly Reporting Data is used.


Presentation and Handouts (PDF)
Infection Control Root Cause Analysis Worksheets (PDF)

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Greg Seiple

Greg Seiple, RN is the VP of Clinical Informatics at Team TSI with over 25 years’ experience in Clinical Services and Operations on the Skilled Nursing side having served at a Vice President or Senior Vice President of Clinical Services for several long term care companies during his career. Greg is also an adjunct instructor for Penn States Nursing Home Administrators course taught at the main campus in State College, PA.

Pat Newberry

Pat Newberry (PT, MBA, CMAC, RAC-CT) is Vice President of Clinical Services at Team TSI. She has over 20 years' experience with long-term care and CMS. She knows regulations inside and out and is an invaluable member of our team of subject matter experts.

Hugh Heaton

Hugh Heaton spent 12 years as a nursing home administrator, has more than 40 years in the LTC profession, and is the author and creator of numerous policy manuals and regulatory compliance guides.