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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2021-27 PDF Documenting Delivery of Non-Delegated Tasks by Unlicensed Persons
Note: Replaces PL 2013-20
PL 2021-24 PDF HCSSA COVID-19 Vaccination Authority for Home Health and Hospice Agencies 06/08/2021
PL 2021-18 PDF Requirement to Request an Initial Survey Within Six Months After Issuance of an Initial License 04/23/2021
PL 2021-17 PDF Description of Key Changes in Newly Adopted HCSSA Rules 04/22/2021
PL 2021-15 PDF Fingerprint-based Criminal History Checks for Current and Prospective Medication Aides 04/15/2021
PL 2021-14 PDF Status of an Active License During a Renewal Process
Note: Replaces PL 2019-18
PL 2021-06 PDF LTCR Waivers During Severe Winter Weather 02/19/2021
PL 2021-03 PDF Transition to Three-year License Term and Survey Periods 01/22/2021
PL 2021-02 PDF Change of Ownership Transfer Affidavit Form
Note: Replaces PL 2010-50
PL 2020-52 PDF Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Guidance During COVID-19 11/20/2020

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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2020-24 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/12/2020
IL 2015-05A PDF 2014 Cost Report and Cost Report Preparer Requirements 01/16/2015
IL 2015-05 PDF 2014 Cost Report and Cost Report Preparer Requirements 01/16/2015
IL 2014-82 PDF Upcoming Updates to Institutional Claim Submission for TexMedConnect and Electronic Data Interchange Transactions 12/12/2014
IL 2014-76 PDF Information on Ebola Virus for Providers of Services to Individuals in the Department of Aging and Disability Services Programs 11/07/2014
IL 2014-24 PDF Reassessment Process in Preparation of STAR+PLUS Expansion in Rural Service Areas 06/03/2014
IL 2013-52 PDF Reminder for Personal Assistance Services Billing: Do Not Bill When a Consumer is in an Institution 08/28/2013
IL 2013-25 PDF Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Implementation of Intermittent Monitoring - Effective Date June 1, 2013 05/03/2013
IL 2013-19 PDF Contract Re-Enrollment and Required Use of the Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) System in Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) EVV Counties 04/10/2013
IL 2013-18 PDF Pre-filling Medication Planners 04/02/2013

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Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Contact
18-08 PDF An Initiative to Address Facility Initiated Discharges that Violate Federal Regulations N/A 12/26/2017
18-02 PDF Clarification regarding Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP/CEP) Waiver and Appeal Requirements N/A 10/27/2017
18-01 PDF Revised Policies regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies- FOR ACTION N/A 10/27/2017
17-47 PDF Advance Notice Solicitation Deadline - National Background Check Program N/A 09/29/2017
17-45 PDF Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Public Use File N/A 09/25/2017

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State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2016-11 PDF New Rules for HCSSAs Providing Habilitation 09/06/2016
2016-05 Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process 06/22/2016
2016-04 PDF Survey Revisit Guidance 06/08/2016
2016-02 PDF Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) 02/23/2016
2016-01 PDF Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification 01/26/2016

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Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)

Number Title Date
2017-05 PDF Temporary Facility Closure for Repair or Renovation 11/01/2017
2014-02 PDF Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements 05/16/2014
2012-04 PDF CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI 03/14/2012
2012-02 PDF Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers 02/17/2012
2012-01 PDF Voluntary Termination and Related Processes 02/10/2012

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