Civil Money Penalty Grant Funding for Long-Term Care
Technology Initiative in Response to COVID-19
The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS) has announced that federally certified nursing homes are eligible to receive up to $3,000 in Civil Money Penalty (CMP) funds to purchase electronic devices to enable residents to visit with family and friends in a virtual setting and participate in telehealth visits. This program was initiated in response to the restrictions placed on visitors in nursing homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. CMP funds may be used by nursing homes to purchase tablets, iPads, and similar devices, as well as accessories including headphones and protective covers to help with cleaning between uses. Additional information about the grant is available in the COVID-19 Application FAQ document.
Applications will be reviewed to verify requests for equipment are within parameters established by CMS. Facilities will receive an approval letter from KDADS with instructions on how to submit invoices for payment.
Kansas Health Care Association and the Kansas Center for Assisted Living