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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
Memo
Date
04-31 PDF Status of Form CMS-1514 Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-30 PDF Clarification of the Scoring for Measure 5 (Medication Investigation) of the Federal Oversight Support Survey (FOSS) Protocol for Long Term Care (LTC) Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-29 PDF Life Safety Code (LSC) Surveyor Reference Materials Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-28 PDF Pilot Program for the Pharmaceutical and Herbal Products Database - Part 2 Memo PDF 6/15/2004
04-27 PDF Opening of New Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Web Site Resource for Long Term Care (LTC) Surveyors and Providers Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-26 PDF Clarification of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 for Non-Medicare/Non-Medicaid Patients in Home Health Agencies (HHAs) Memo PDF 5/10/2004
04-25 PDF Upcoming Criminal Background Checks Pilot Project Memo PDF 5/10/2004
04-24 PDF Clarification of Certification Requirements and Coordination of Care for Residents of Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Who Receive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services Memo PDF 5/10/2004
04-23 PDF Procedures in the Event of a Fire in a Medicare-or Medicaid-Certified Health Care Facility Memo PDF 4/02/2004
04-22 PDF Overnight Stays In Ambulatory Surgical Centers – Clarification Effective Immediately Memo PDF 4/02/2004
04-21 PDF Impact of Section 946 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) on the Hospice Core Services Requirement Memo PDF 3/15/2004
04-20 PDF Resource Materials for Death Reporting in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) Memo PDF 3/15/2004
04-19 PDF Calendar Year 2004 Revised Release Schedule for Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Software Memo PDF 3/15/2004
04-18 PDF Impact of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on the Nursing Home Requirement for Posti ng Sur vey Results – Clarification (This letter replaces S&C 03-26 dated June 12, 2003) Memo PDF 3/15/2004
04-17 PDF Clarification on Nursing Homes Requiring Promissory Notes or Deposit Fees as a Condition of Admission, and Implications Related to Surety Bonds Memo PDF 2/19/2004
04-16 PDF Federal S&C Letter No. 04-16 – Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Policy and Data Reporting Guidance for First Survey Cycle Following the Effective Date of CMS-2226-F Memo PDF 2/18/2004
04-15 PDF Definitions of Terms Used in the Life Safety Code (LSC) of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Memo PDF 2/18/2004
04-14 PDF Implementation of Critical Access Hospital Bed Size Increase Memo PDF 1/06/2004
04-13 PDF Validation, Complaint, and Reporting Requirements: Use of Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Providing Inpatient Psychiatric Services to Individuals Under Age 21 (42 CFR Part 483 Subpart G) Memo PDF 2/19/2004
04-12 PDF Home Health Agencies (HHAs): The Collection and Transmission of the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Data for Private Pay Patients (non-Medicare/non-Medicaid) Memo PDF 12/31/2003

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