Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability or Related Conditions (ICF/IID) Provider Resources

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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2021-34 PDF Amended Statutory Cap Regarding Administrative Penalties for Intermediate Care Facilities 09/10/2021
PL 2021-33 PDF Authority to Enter Long-term Care Facilities 09/02/2021
PL 2021-29 PDF End of Temporary Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements During COVID-19 Outbreak
Note: Replaces PL 2020-21 and 2020-26. Revised September 14, 2021
PL 2021-25 PDF Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Conference Expectations 06/30/2021
PL 2021-15 PDF Fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks for Current and Prospective Medication Aides 04/15/2021
PL 2021-14 PDF Status of an Active License During a Renewal Process
Note: Replaces PL 2019-18
PL 2021-10 PDF COVID-19 Response - Expansion of Reopening Visitation
Note: Replaces PL 2020-43
PL 2021-06 PDF LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 02/19/2021
PL 2021-05 PDF COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting (Revised)
Note: Issued on Feb. 12, 2021, revised on April 16, 2021.
PL 2021-04 PDF HHSC COVID-19 Reporting Process 02/09/2021

All provider letters for ICF/IIDs

Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2021-42 PDF ICF-IID Services During COVID-19
Note: replaces IL 2020-43
IL 2021-37 PDF Payments for Leave Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Note: Replaces IL 2021-05, Revised July, 30, 2021
IL 2021-36 PDF Fiscal Year 2021 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 07/30/2021
IL 2021-18 PDF Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) Assistance to Providers for Persons with Disabilities 04/16/2021
IL 2021-12 PDF Minimizing Claim Rejection for Service Group 6 (ICF/IID non-state) 03/08/2021
IL 2021-09 PDF Handling of Sensitive Personal Information and Breach Notification
Note: Replaces IL 2012-86
IL 2020-48 PDF Cost/Accountability Report and 2021 Accountability Report Training Information 12/04/2020
IL 2020-44 PDF Changes to HHSC Approved Diagnostic Codes for Persons with Related Conditions List
Note: Replaces IL 2019-25
IL 2020-38 PDF Institutional Claim, Attending Provider’s NPI 08/11/2020
IL 2020-35 PDF Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/07/2020

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

Number Title Contact
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

All S&CC Memos

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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