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Provider Letters (PL)

Number Title Date
PL 2020-46 PDF Reporting Guidance for Long-Term Care Providers - Point-of-Care Antigen Testing 10/21/2020
PL 2020-44 PDF COVID-19 Response - Expansion of Reopening Visitation Note:
Replaces PL 20-38
PL 2020-37 PDF Reporting Guidance for Long-term Care Providers 09/09/2020
PL 2020-36 PDF Nursing Facility Change of Ownership Effective Date Policy 08/17/2020
PL 2020-28 PDF Volunteer Portal 04/27/2020
PL 2020-26 PDF Waiver of Certified Nurse Aide Requirements Granted 04/09/2020
PL 2020-25 PDF Revised Recommendations for Tuberculosis Screening, Testing, and Treatment of Health Care Personnel 04/09/2020
PL 2020-21 PDF Suspension of Certain LTCR Requirements during COVID-19 Outbreak 03/20/2020
PL 2020-20 PDF Incident Submission Portal for Long-Term Care (LTC) Providers under Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP) 03/20/2020
PL 2020-11 PDF Guidance on COVID-19 Response in Nursing Facilities (NF) 03/20/2020

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Information Letters (IL)

Number Title Date
IL 2020-41 PDF Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Evaluations: Use of Telephone Interviews or Videoconferencing 09/29/2020
IL 2020-39 PDF Qualified Rehabilitation Professional -assessment required for Preadmission Screening and Resident Review – Customized Manual Wheelchair - prior authorization requests Note:
REVISED: September 1, 2020
IL 2020-35 PDF Fiscal Year 2020 Cutoff Date for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/07/2020
IL 2020-34 PDF Temporary Emergency Rate Increases for the Nursing Facility program, including Hospice services provided in the Nursing Facility setting, Effective April 1, 2020 Note:
Replaces IL 20-31
IL 2020-24 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal year 2020 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/12/2020
IL 2020-18 PDF Requirement to Complete DIR -Certified Cybersecurity Training Program – Due April 30, 2020 04/20/2020
IL 2020-13 PDF Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Requirements Waived During COVID-19 Pandemic Note:
Revised May 15, 2020
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

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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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