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
07-26 PDF Communication between State Survey Agencies and State Long-Term Care Ombudsman N/A 7/06/2007
07-25 PDF Issuance of Revised Guidance for Nursing Homes: Accidents and Supervision N/A 7/06/2007
07-22 PDF Clarification of 'Physical Restraints' as Applied to the Requirements for LTC Facilities N/A 6/22/2007
07-18 PDF Permitted Gaps in Corridor Doors and Doors in Smoke Barriers Memo PDF 4/20/2007
07-16 PDF Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature Memo PDF 3/02/2007
07-15 PDF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) Clarification N/A 2/16/2007
07-14 PDF Electronic Signature Guidance in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) N/A 1/26/2007
07-13 PDF Publication of the Hospital CoPs: Requirements for H and P; Authentication of Verbal Orders; etc. N/A 1/26/2007
07-10 PDF Multiple Providers -- Medical Gas Storage and Usage Considerations Memo PDF 1/12/2007
07-09 PDF Solicitation of State Survey Agency Participation in Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Implementation Memo PDF 12/21/2006
07-07 PDF Nursing Home Culture Change Regulatory Compliance Questions and Answers Memo PDF 12/21/2006
07-05 PDF Exit Discharge Requirements and the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES) Memo PDF 12/07/2006
07-03 PDF Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Minimum Data Set (MDS) 2.0 Web-based Training (WBT) Memo PDF 12/07/2006
07-01 PDF Provisions of the Final Rule regarding Adoption of New Fire Safety Requirements for the Use of Alcohol Based Hand Rubs (ABHRs) and Installation of Battery Powered Smoke Alarms Memo PDF 11/01/2006
06-33 PDF Some Basic Principles of Using Photography During the Survey Memo PDF 9/29/2006
06-30 PDF Nursing Homes -- Exceptions to the Observation Requirement When Determining Significant Medication Errors Memo PDF 9/29/2006
06-29 PDF Issuance of Revised Surveyor Guidance for Unnecessary Medications (F329) and entire Pharmacy section Memo PDF 9/15/2006
06-28 PDF Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care Memo PDF 9/14/2006
06-25 ZIP Final Timeliness Guidelines to Support the Entry of Data into ACO and ASPEN Memo PDF 9/14/2006
06-24 ZIP Nursing Homes -- Issuance of Revisions to Tasks 2 and 5 as Part of Appendix P, State Operations Manual, and New Tag F334 (Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunizations) as Part of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual, Including Training Materials Memo PDF 9/14/2006

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