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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2020-39 PDF COVID-19 Response - Reopening Visitation 09/25/2020
PL 2020-35 PDF Screening for COVID-19 and Documentation of Screening 07/20/2020
PL 2020-28 PDF Volunteer Portal 04/27/2020
PL 2020-21 PDF Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak 03/20/2020
PL 2020-20 PDF Incident Submission Portal for Long-Term Care (LTC) Providers under Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) 03/20/2020
PL 2020-17 PDF Guidance on COVID-19 in Inpatient Hospice Units 03/21/2020
PL 2019-19 PDF Retired Survey and Certification Clarification Letters 10/10/2019
PL 2019-11 PDF New Policy, Rules and Training Mailbox 04/23/2019
PL 2019-05 PDF Retired Home and Community Support Services Agencies Provider Letters 04/10/2019
PL 2019-01 PDF Acceptable Documentation for a Criminal History Check Note: Replaces PL 09-05 and PL 13-02 01/04/2019

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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2020-37 PDF Telemedicine Flexibility for Face-to-Face Reassessments 08/04/2020
IL 2020-35 PDF Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/07/2020
IL 2020-34 PDF Temporary Emergency Rate Increases for the Nursing Facility program, including Hospice services provided in the Nursing Facility setting, Effective April 1, 2020 Note:
Replaces IL 20-31
07/17/2020
IL 2020-24 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/12/2020
IL 2020-17 PDF Requirement to Complete DIR-Certified Cybersecurity Training Program – Due April 30, 2020 04/20/2020
IL 2019-32 PDF Payment Rates for Medicaid Community Hospice Retroactive to October 1, 2019 10/31/2019
IL 2019-22 PDF Fiscal Year 2019 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/08/2019
IL 2019-20 PDF New Service Code and Billing Codes for Room and Board for Hospice Recipients in an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions 08/08/2019
IL 2019-14 PDF Routine Home Care First 60 Days, Recoupment of Overbilling on Routine Home Care First 60 Days Note: Revised: August 29, 2019 08/01/2019
IL 2019-11 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/14/2019

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Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
18-08 PDF An Initiative to Address Facility Initiated Discharges that Violate Federal Regulations N/A 12/26/2017
18-02 PDF Clarification regarding Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP/CEP) Waiver and Appeal Requirements N/A 10/27/2017
18-01 PDF Revised Policies regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies- FOR ACTION N/A 10/27/2017
17-47 PDF Advance Notice Solicitation Deadline - National Background Check Program N/A 09/29/2017
17-45 PDF Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Public Use File N/A 09/25/2017

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State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2016-11 PDF New Rules for HCSSAs Providing Habilitation 09/06/2016
2016-05 Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process 06/22/2016
2016-04 PDF Survey Revisit Guidance 06/08/2016
2016-02 PDF Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) 02/23/2016
2016-01 PDF Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification 01/26/2016

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Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2017-05 PDF Temporary Facility Closure for Repair or Renovation 11/01/2017
2014-02 PDF Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements 05/16/2014
2012-04 PDF CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI 03/14/2012
2012-02 PDF Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers 02/17/2012
2012-01 PDF Voluntary Termination and Related Processes 02/10/2012

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