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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 2014-49 PDF Billing Process for Long-Term Services and Supports Providers Transitioning to STAR+PLUS 08/27/2014
IL 2014-44 PDF Fiscal Year 2014 Cutoff Dates for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/01/2014
IL 2014-24 PDF Reassessment Process in Preparation of STAR+PLUS Expansion in Rural Service Areas 06/03/2014
IL 2014-23 PDF Expansion of the STAR+PLUS Medicaid Managed Care Program to the Medicaid Rural Service Areas 06/03/2014
IL 2014-22 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Claims Billing Closeout 06/03/2014

All provider letters for Adult Foster Care

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
15-01 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
14-43 PDF Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed N/A 08/25/2014
14-42 PDF Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults N/A 08/22/2014
14-40 PDF Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-C1/International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 Webinar: September 3, 2014 N/A 07/25/2014

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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
2013-04 PDF Skilled Nursing Services in Assisted Living Facilities 06/03/2013
2013-02 PDF Referrals to an Incident-based Nursing Peer Review Committee (NPRC) or the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) (Replaces S&CC 02-17) 03/27/2013

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