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Recommendation: The Administrator of CMS should establish standard Medicaid reporting requirements for all states to annually report key information on critical incidents, considering, at a minimum, the type of critical incidents involving Medicaid beneficiaries, and the type of residential facilities, including assisted living facilities, where critical incidents occurred. (Recommendation 2)
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: HHS neither agreed nor disagreed with this recommendation. According to CMS' fiscal year 2021 Budget Justification, the agency expects to issue sub-regulatory guidance pertaining to health and welfare of Medicaid beneficiaries in residential facilities by the close of 2020. To fully implement this recommendation, the sub-regulatory guidance should establish standard Medicaid reporting requirements for all states to report critical incidents annually. GAO will continue to monitor CMS actions in response to this recommendation.