Informal Dispute Resolution
If the facility chooses to refute deficiencies/violations, it can request an Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR).
A refutation submitted on the statement of deficiencies/violations is not an "acceptable" plan of correction. The facility is still required to submit an acceptable PoC (even if requesting an IDR).
If the facility is contesting deficiencies/violations and is considering whether to delay sending in the PoC until the dispute is resolved, the facility is taking a risk because:
- the enforcement process will continue even without an acceptable PoC; and
- vendor hold and/or enforcement actions may be recommended for failing to submit an acceptable PoC within specified time frames.