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CMS Releases CMP Reinvestment Application for Communication Technologies

Posted Apr 25, 20201 min Read

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Recognizing that visitor restrictions that have been enacted by federal and state guidance, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed this application template for requests for the use of CMP Reinvestment funds to provide residents with adaptive communicative technologies.  The use of these funds is restricted to nursing homes.   The application template includes the following information:

 

  • Provides examples of allowable uses of funds, like the purchase of many common handled tables and accessories;
  • Indicates that projects must address the need for virtual visits as a replacement for in-person visits;
  • Indicates that devices must enable residents to have virtual social and telehealth visits; and
  • States a maximum use of $3,000 of CMP funds per facility, with exceptions for facilities with large numbers of residents.

 

Applicants shall submit this CMP Reinvestment Application to Nancy Adams at the Indiana State Department of Health, Consumer Services & Health Care Regulation Commission, Division of Program Performance and Development (DPPD).  The DPPD shall make a determination on the potential of the project to benefit nursing home residents and improve their quality of care or quality of life.  The applicant will be notified by the DPPD about the funding decision.

 

Questions and completed application should be sent to:  Nancy Adams, Director DPPD – nadams1@isdh.in.gov   or 317-233-7119.

 

 

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Zach Cattell, President of the Indiana Health Care Association