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What is Adult Foster Care?

Adult 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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Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
IL 2015-45 PDF Fiscal Year 2015 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/07/2015
IL 2015-37 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/24/2015
IL 2015-14 PDF Requests for Law Enforcement Intervention from Department of Aging and Disability Services Providers Serving Individuals in Certain Residential Settings 02/18/2015
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

All provider letters for Adult Foster Care

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
15-49 PDF Final Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing and Staffing Data Collection Requirements — Informational Only N/A 08/07/2015
15-48 PDF Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Appendix J, Part II - Clarifications to the Interpretive Guidance at Tag W187 for §483.430(d)(3) N/A 07/17/2015
15-47 PDF Medication-Related Adverse Events in Nursing Homes N/A 07/17/2015
15-46 PDF Information Only - Publication of Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities; Proposed Rule (CMS-3260-P) N/A 07/17/2015
15-40 PDF Information Only - Review and Status of Nursing Home Survey: Summary of Traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Findings and Issues N/A 05/22/2015

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2015-01 PDF Complaint and Incident Intake Functions 04/12/2015
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

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: June 5, 2015