Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters

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NOTE: In the past, the CMS Dallas Regional Office frequently transmitted federal S&C letters from Baltimore to the states through "Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C)" letters. Today, states have online access to federal S&C letters at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions.html. Online access is quicker and reduces redundancy. The CMS Dallas Regional Office will continue to issue RS&C letters when a subject needs further clarification. For questions about a federal S&C letter, please email the Regulatory Services Policy Unit in state office.

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S&C Letters

Number Title Context
08-32 PDF State Survey Agency (SA) Selection of Special Focus Facilities (SFF) for Technical Assistance by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) -- New 9th Scope of Work Item -- Nursing Homes in Need (NHIN) Task Memo PDF 8/15/2008
08-28 PDF Nursing Homes -- Issuance of Revised Nutrition and Sanitary Conditions (Tags F325 and F371) as Part of Appendix Pp, State Operations Manual, and Training Materials Memo PDF 6/20/2008
08-24 PDF Alert: Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Replaces the Current Fee Schedule Payment Amounts for Selected Items in Selected Areas Memo PDF 6/06/2008
08-22 PDF Signature Stamps for Home Health Agencies (HHA) and Hospices Memo PDF 5/30/2008
08-21 PDF Updated Brochure Describing the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Memo PDF 5/16/2008
08-19 PDF Alert: Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Heparin Recall For All Provider Types Memo PDF 5/09/2008
08-14 PDF Federal Minimum Qualification Standards for LTC Registered QIS Surveyors Memo PDF 3/21/2008
08-13 PDF Initial Surveys of RHCs and SNFs - Raised to Tier 3 Priority Memo PDF 3/07/2008
08-10 PDF Use of Interpretive Guidance by Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities Memo PDF 1/18/2008
08-09 PDF Nursing Homes: Surveying Facilities that Receive Food Prepared by Off-Site Kitchens Memo PDF 1/11/2008
08-06 PDF Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM) Exhibits Memo PDF 12/07/2007
08-03 PDF Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers Memo PDF 11/05/2007
08-02 PDF National Special Focus Facility Program Improvements for Nursing Facilities, Notice Requirements
Note: CMS revised this S&C 12/7/2007
Memo PDF 11/05/2007
08-01 PDF Survey & Certification Emergency Preparedness Initiative: Provider Survey & Certification Declared Public Health Emergency FAQs - All Hazards Memo PDF 10/25/2007
07-39 PDF Nursing Homes: Medication Pass Clarification for Surveying F Tags 332 and 333 During Nursing Home Surveys Memo PDF 9/28/2007
07-38 PDF Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASARR) and the Nursing Home Survey Process Memo PDF 9/28/2007
07-36 ZIP Release of Report Study of Paid Feeding Assistant Programs Memo PDF 9/14/2007
07-34 PDF Survey Guidance for a New Home Hemodialysis Water Treatment Device, the NxStage PureFlow SL Water Purification System (PureFlow) Memo PDF 8/24/2007
07-30 PDF Issuance of New Tag F-373 (Paid Feeding Assistants) as Part of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual, Including Training Materials
Note: (Revised)
Memo PDF 8/10/2007
07-29 PDF Life Safety Code -- Canopy and Overhang Sprinkler Requirements and the Use of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES)
Note: modifies S&C 05-38
N/A 7/13/2007

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