The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 requires agencies to adjust civil monetary penalties for inflation annually. Effective November 5, 2019, the Department of Health and Human Services released updated civil monetary penalties for the regulations its agencies are responsible for enforcing.
Below are key changes applicable to healthcare providers.
As always, healthcare providers should be mindful of the landscape of regulatory requirements that govern their business. The penalties for violations are large, and, as demonstrated by this 2019 update, the federal government is consistent in increasing the potential liability.