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What is Adult Foster Care?

Click here to learn how to become a providerAdult Foster Care (AFC) provides a 24-hour living arrangement with supervision in an adult foster home for people who are unable to continue living independently in their own homes because of physical, mental or emotional limitations. AFC providers and residents must live in the same household and share a common living area. With the exception of family members, no more than three adults may live in the foster home unless it is licensed by the state. The client pays the provider for room and board. | Read more

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News & Alerts

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
IL 2014-77 PDF STAR+PLUS Managed Care Resource Information for Transitioned Community Based Alternatives, Primary Home Care and Day Activity Health Services Providers 12/01/2014
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 2014-74 PDF Contract and Fiscal Compliance Monitoring – Updated Negative Billing Procedures Note: (Replaces IL 13-28) 11/07/2014
IL 2014-70 PDF Adult Foster Care Second-story Evacuation 10/28/2014
IL 2014-49 PDF Billing Process for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers Transitioning to STAR+PLUS 08/27/2014

All provider letters for Adult Foster Care

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
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 09/26/2014

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2014-08 PDF Locked Units in Assisted Living Facilities without an Alzheimer’s Certification 11/05/2014
2014-06 PDF Locked Units in Nursing Facilities without an Alzheimer’s Certification 10/22/2014
2014-04 PDF Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Medication Aide Registry (MAR), and Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Referral Process 08/21/2014
2014-02 PDF Forwarding Copy of Investigation Narrative to Appropriate Law Enforcement Agency and District Attorney (Replaces S&CC 99-13) 06/23/2014
2014-01 PDF Transferring Liquid Oxygen from One Container to Another (Replaces S&CC 11-08) 04/04/2014

All S&CC Memos

Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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
2010-02 PDF Documents for Processing Certification Actions for All Non-Long Term Care Providers/Suppliers (except ICFs/MR and Clinical Laboratories) 05/27/2010

All RS&C Letters

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Updated: September 17, 2014