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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2020-05 PDF Signatures on and Alterations to the Nursing Facility Specialized Services Signature Page 02/13/2020
IL 2019-33 PDF 2019 Cost Report and 2020 Accountability Report Training Information 12/01/2019
IL 2019-23 PDF Rehabilitative Services Best Practices Documentation Requirements 08/09/2019
IL 2019-22 PDF Fiscal Year 2019 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/08/2019
IL 2019-11 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/14/2019
IL 2019-09 PDF Transferring Durable Medical Equipment (DME) or a Customized Manual Wheelchair (CMWC) 04/30/2019
IL 2019-02 PDF 2018 Cost Report and 2018 Accountability Report Training Information 02/22/2019
IL 2019-03 PDF Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Nursing Facility Specialized Services and the Election of Hospice Services 02/08/2019
IL 2018-08 PDF Fiscal Year 2018 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/09/2018
IL 2018-07 PDF Daily Care Service Authorization Necessary for the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Specialized Services Authorization 07/12/2018

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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2020-08 PDF Requirement to Submit Facility Resident Death Report 02/12/2020
PL 2020-07 PDF Registration with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (Replaces PL 13-08) 02/11/2020
PL 2020-04 PDF Proper Discharge Requirements 01/21/2020
PL 2020-03 PDF Provider Responsibility for Renewing a License 01/09/2020
PL 2020-01 PDF How to File a Complaint Regarding a Surveyor and Report Survey Inconsistencies 01/07/2020
PL 2019-27 PDF Supporting Physician Documentation 12/20/2019
PL 2019-26 PDF Proper Authorization for Collection of Applied Income from the Resident Trust Fund Note:
Replaces PL 19-14
PL 2019-19 PDF Retired Survey and Certification Clarification Letters 10/10/2019
PL 2019-18 PDF Status of an Active License During a Renewal Process 07/29/2019
PL 2019-17 PDF Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Misappropriation of Resident Property and Other Incidents that a Nursing Facility Must Report to the Health and Human Services Commission Note: Replaces PL 17-18 07/10/2019

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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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