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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2018-08 PDF Fiscal Year 2018 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/09/2018
IL 2018-06 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/26/2018
IL 2017-17 PDF Fiscal Year 2017 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/01/2017
IL 2017-13 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2017 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/26/2017
IL 2016-29 PDF Fiscal Year 2016 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/03/2016
IL 2016-22 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/13/2016
IL 2016-13 PDF Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act 03/23/2016
IL 2016-12 PDF New Payment Rate Billing Delay 03/21/2016
IL 2015-79 PDF Increased Medicaid Hospice Routine Home Care Payment Rates 12/31/2015
IL 2015-78 PDF Medicaid Hospice Service Intensity Add-on Payment 12/31/2015

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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2018-20 PDF Incident Reporting Requirements Note: (Replaces PL 13-04 and PL 18-07) 09/17/2018
PL 2018-19 PDF Emergency Preparedness Reminder Note: (Replaces PL 15-15 and PL 15-04) 09/07/2018
PL 2017-37 PDF HHS Transformation and Provider Expectations 12/13/2017
PL 2017-24 PDF All Providers are Required to Redo Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Searches Conducted from June 14, 2017, through August 3, 2017 09/07/2017
PL 2017-23 PDF All Providers Are Required To Redo Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Searches Conducted From June 9, 2017, through July 27, 2017 08/07/2017
PL 2015-10 PDF Direction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Prioritization of Initial Medicare Certification Surveys (Replaces PL 13-10) 04/13/2015
PL 2014-23 PDF Contracts, Roles, and Responsibilities between an Intermediate Care Facility/Individuals with an Intellectual Disability and Hospice Provider Note: (Replaces IL14-43/PL14-04 and PL06-16/06-31) 08/19/2014
PL 2014-06 PDF Clarification to Hospice Agencies Providing Inpatient Care Directly 04/11/2014
PL 2013-37 PDF Emergency Preparedness Planning for External and Internal Disasters (Replaces PLs 11-25 and 06-18) 10/11/2013
PL 2013-33 PDF Emergency Planning for Individuals Who Require Bariatric Care 10/08/2013

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

Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
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 PDF 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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