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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
06-02 PDF Release of Brochure Describing the Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Demonstration Project Memo PDF 10/20/2005
06-01 PDF Nursing Homes: Citations of Past Noncompliance Revised Guidance Memo PDF 10/20/2005
05-46 PDF Nursing Home Compliance with the Requirements Related to Preventing Abuse Memo PDF 9/22/2005
05-45 PDF Updates to the State Operations Manual (SOM) for Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Services (OPTs) and Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORFs) N/A 9/22/2005
05-44 PDF Doctors of Optometry and/or Ophthalmology serving as Laboratory Directors under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) N/A 9/22/2005
05-43 PDF Survey and Certification Issues Related to Hurricane Katrina Memo PDF 9/02/2005
05-42 PDF Hospitals - Revisions to Interpretive Guidelines for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Hosptial Conditions of Participation 42 CFR 482.12, 13, 27, and 28. N/A 8/18/2005
05-41 PDF Nursing Homes - Issuance of Technical Corrections to Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM), Survey Protocol for Long Term Care Facilities Memo PDF 8/18/2005
05-40 PDF Eligibility for Conversion to Critical Access Hospital (CAH) N/A 8/18/2005
05-39 PDF Extension of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Educational Period Regarding the Final CLIA Regulation, CMS-2226-F) -- (Refer to S&C-03-30 and S&C-04-16) Memo PDF 7/14/2005
05-38 PDF Clarification of Life Safety Code Survey Issues in Nursing Homes
Note: Modified by S&C 07-29
Memo PDF 7/14/2005
05-37 PDF Responsible State Agency for Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) Surveys Memo PDF 7/14/2005
05-36 PDF Assigning Provider Identification Numbers to Extension Locations of Outpatient Physical Therapy or Outpatient Speech Pathology Service Providers N/A 6/22/2005
05-35 PDF Suspension of Processing New Provider Enrollment Applications (CMS-855A) for Specialty Hospitals N/A 6/09/2005
05-34 ZIP Nursing Homes -- Issuance of Revisions to Appendix P, State Operations Manual (SOM), Survey Protocol for Long Term Care Facilities Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-33 PDF Multiple Providers -- Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Nursing Homes, Religious Non-Medical Health Care Institutions, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Facilities, Critical Access Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities for the
Note: CMS released a corrected version on July, 5, 2005.
Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-32 PDF Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Requirement for Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathy (MD/DO) Review of Medical Records for Mid-Level Practitioners N/A 6/09/2005
05-31 PDF Promising Practices to Support the Intake of Nursing Home Complaints Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-30 PDF The National Provider Identifier (NPI) Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-29 PDF Advance Issuance of Revised Interpretive Guidelines for Tag F501, Medical Director Memo PDF 6/09/2005

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