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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.


News & Alerts

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
IL 2015-72 PDF Employment Recruitment Coordinator Role and Activities 11/16/2015
IL 2015-71 PDF Implementation of CFC for Individuals in a DADS ICF/IID Waiver Program and Receiving PCS Note: (Replaces IL 09-153) 11/03/2015
IL 2015-65 PDF Use of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition, Field 27 of the Intellectual Disability/Related Condition Assessment 09/29/2015
IL 2015-59 PDF Claims Submission Using the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10), for services provided on or after October 1, 2015 09/23/2015
IL 2015-53 PDF Providing Transportation in the Community Living Assistance and Support Services and Deaf Blind with Multiple Disabilities Waiver Programs Note: (Updates IL 15-30 & IL 15-31) 09/01/2015

All provider letters for CLASS

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
15-52 PDF Home Health Agency (HHA) Survey Protocol Training Item Revised N/A 09/11/2015
15-51 PDF Home Health Agencies (HHAs): Change of Address – Notification of the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) N/A 08/28/2015
15-50 PDF Revised Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Training Process and Clarification of Trainer Roles and Responsibilities N/A 08/28/2015
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

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 (Replaces S&CC 03-08) 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: October 1, 2015