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Capitol Correspondence - 01.21.18

OIG Releases Report on Critical Incidents to Congress

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On January 17, 2018 the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released an initial report to Congress summarizing its investigations on critical incident reporting in Connecticut, Maine and Massachusetts. The report also recommended improvements to critical incident reporting for group home settings by state and service providers. The full report can be accessed here – please read ANCOR’s statement on the report here.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma issued a response to the report, committing to issuing sub-regulatory guidance on critical incident reporting. The CMS letter can be accessed here. In addition, the Administration on Community Living (ACL) issued a statement on the report in which it mentions developing Model Practices to address gaps in reporting and monitoring efforts. The ACL statement can be accessed here.

ANCOR, which has been anticipating this report, will be hosting a webinar for ANCOR members about it and the OIG investigations on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 1:30pm to 2:30pm ET. Learn more about the webinar and register for it here. If you have any questions you wish to see addressed on the webinar, please fill out this survey by 12pm ET on Wednesday, January 24 and we will do our best to ensure they are addressed.