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Health Facility Licensing

Health Facility Licensing & Certification (HFLC) is now health facilities and is composed of two bureaus, the Program Operations Bureau and the District Operations Bureau. These two bureaus are responsible for the licensing and certifying of all health facilities in New Mexico.

Together the two bureaus are responsible for establishing, monitoring and enforcing quality standards for over 3500 health facilities and laboratories to assure the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents/patients/clients.

Developing policy and collaborating with providers, consumers, regulatory agencies, state and local ombudsmen, federal, state and local policymakers, and professional associations to assure that quality standards are met. Assuring that the public receives the type of care that promotes their quality of life, their dignity, and their autonomy.


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CMS Grants Available: CMP Reinvestment Plan Grants

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and DHI is inviting proposals for consideration to use Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds in a federal national grant for Nursing Homes.

A CMP is a monetary penalty that CMS may impose against nursing homes for either the number of days or for each instance a nursing home is not in substantial compliance with one or more Medicare and Medicaid participation requirements for long-term care facilities.

A portion of CMPs collected from nursing homes are returned to the states in which CMPs are imposed. State CMP funds may be reinvested to support activities that benefit nursing home residents and that protect or improve their quality of care or quality of life.

CMP funds may be used for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Assistance to support and protect residents of a facility that closes or is decertified
  • Time-limited expenses incurred in the process of relocating residents to home and community-based settings or another facility when a facility is closed or downsized pursuant to an agreement with the state Medicaid agency
  • Projects that support resident and family councils and other consumer involvement in assuring quality care in facilities
  • Facility improvement initiatives, such as joint training of facility staff and surveyors, or technical assistance for facilities implementing quality assurance and performance improvement programs.

How to apply:

  • Complete the CMP Reinvestment application
  • Each CMP Reinvestment application submission will be accepted on a quarterly basis, for the months of March, June, September and December.
  • Applications should be emailed to Francine Arguello, Quality Assurance Manager at francine.arguello2@state.nm.us and Maurella Sooh, District Operations Bureau Chief at maurella.sooh@state.nm.us.
  • Application for CMP Funds

The Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program page on the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services site provides current information and forms such as the Budget Template, Resource Guide, and Instructions Sample CMP Tracking Sheet (see the "Downloads" section).

Additional Information

  • CMP Project Tracking
  • CMP Project Funding

State Operations Manual

The Social Security Act mandates the establishment of minimum health and safety and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act standards that must be met by providers and suppliers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has designated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the standards compliance aspects of these programs.The Social Security Act mandates the establishment of minimum health and safety and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act standards that must be met by providers and suppliers participating in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services has designated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the standards compliance aspects of these programs.

Please read the Medicare & Medicaid Services State Operations Manual for complete details.


Regulations

Please visit the Regulations page for a complete listing of the rules and regulations which govern the majority of what we do.


Quick Links

Licensed Health Facilities

Search Licensed Health Facilities Survey Report of Findings

Search Medicare Nursing Home Compare

Nursing Home Compare provides details on nursing homes across the country. This includes nursing home inspection results, staffing levels, enforcement actions that the federal government have taken against the nursing homes and how well nursing home residents were treated in specific areas of care.