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Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS)

CLASS provides home- and community-based services to people with related conditions as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility for individuals with an intellectual disability or a related condition (ICF/IID). A related condition is a disability, other than an intellectual disability, that originated before age 22 and that affects a person's ability to function in daily life. | Read the CLASS Fact Sheet.

Communications

News & Alerts

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 2015-41 PDF Interpretation of Medical Assistance Only Codes 07/20/2015
IL 2015-37 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2015 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/24/2015
IL 2015-36 PDF International Classification of Disease Transition; and changes to Department of Aging and Disability Services Form 8578 and Transition Submission Instructions 06/11/2015
IL 2015-34 PDF Electronic Visit Verification Requirements for Delivery of Community First Choice Program Services Note: Revised 6/4/2015 05/21/2015

All provider letters for CLASS

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: August 28, 2015