To increase revenue for the penalty accounts, Public Health should increase its coordination with CMS to ensure that it can track CMS’s implementation of the recommendations that the division makes to CMS for the period before receiving training from CMS, and that it effectively use the Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) to track recommendations after the training.
Public Health stated that it worked with CMS to increase coordination. Public Health now generates a quarterly report from ASPEN that tracks the recommendations made by the State and related enforcement actions. . (See 2012-406, p. 30)
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