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
Memo
Date
15-23 PDF Use of Audio Surveillance Devices in Common Areas in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) N/A 1/30/2015
15-20 PDF Advance Copy of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix J - Interpretive Guidelines and new Exhibit N/A 1/16/2015
15-18 PDF Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Transition to the Automated Submission and Processing System (ASAP) and OASIS Correction Policy N/A 1/09/2015
15-16 PDF Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Analytic Tool and Submission of CMP Tool Cases N/A 12/19/2014
15-13 PDF Clarification of Terms Implicating the Spousal Relationship in Regulations and Guidance for Medicare- and Medicaid-certified Providers and Suppliers N/A 12/12/2014
15-05 PDF Nationwide Expansion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) Focused Survey N/A 10/31/2014
15-04 PDF National Background Check Program (NBCP) Grant Award Updates N/A 10/24/2014
15-01 PDF Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care N/A 10/03/2014
14-46 PDF Categorical Waiver for Power Strips Use in Patient Care Areas Various N/A 9/26/2014
14-43 PDF Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed N/A 8/25/2014
14-42 PDF Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults
Note: Revised July 17, 2015
N/A 8/22/2014
14-40 PDF Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-C1/International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 Webinar: September 3, 2014 N/A 7/25/2014
14-38 PDF Rehabilitation Agencies: Fire Alarm Systems, SOM Appendix E Revision - Advance Copy N/A 7/03/2014
14-37 PDF Advance Guidance - Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP- Guidance to Surveyors for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Chapter 4 N/A 7/03/2014
14-36 PDF Infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health Authorities N/A 5/30/2014
14-30 PDF Grant Solicitation for the Reinvestment of Federal Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents N/A 5/16/2014
14-29 PDF Information for Applications to Extend the Due Date for the Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems in Existing Nursing Homes N/A 5/16/2014
14-28 PDF Publication of Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2015 – Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalties - Informational Only N/A 5/09/2014
14-25 PDF Advance Copy – Single Use Device Reprocessing under Tag F441, Revisions to Interpretive Guidance in Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM) on Infection Control N/A 5/09/2014
14-24 PDF State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapters 1, 2 & 3 Selected Updates: Medicare Effective Date Determination for Initial Applicants; Survey & Certification Process for Initial Medicare Applicants; Medicaid-only Hospitals; & Deemed Providers/Suppliers N/A 5/02/2014

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