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Hospice

Hospice is a program of palliative care consisting of medical, social and support services to terminally ill patients, when curative treatment is no longer possible. | Read more

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Seeking an Initial Parent or Alternate Delivery Site License

Applicants seeking an initial parent or alternate delivery site license to provide licensed and certified hospice services (authorization to provide services to Medicare beneficiaries) should read Provider Letter #15-10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Direction Regarding Workload Prioritization.

Communications

News & Alerts

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
IL 2016-13 PDF Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act 03/23/2016
IL 2016-12 PDF New Payment Rate Billing Delay 03/21/2016
IL 2015-79 PDF Increased Medicaid Hospice Routine Home Care Payment Rates 12/31/2015
IL 2015-78 PDF Medicaid Hospice Service Intensity Add-on Payment 12/31/2015
IL 2015-70 PDF New Billing Codes and Payment Rates for Hospice Physician Directed Care Claims 10/21/2015

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
16-26 PDF Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 to FY 2017 Nursing Home Action Plan N/A 05/20/2016
16-25 PDF DRAFT Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 3.0 User’s Manual, Version 1.14, Release N/A 05/20/2016
16-22 PDF Notification of Final Rule Published: Adoption of 2012 Life Safety and Health Care Facilities Code N/A 05/06/2016
16-21 PDF Guidance to Surveyors on Federal Requirements for Providing Services to Justice Involved Individuals N/A 05/03/2016
16-17 PDF Affordable Care Act Section 6103: Guidance for State Consumer Oriented Websites- Update to Survey and Certification Letter 11-41-NHs N/A 03/25/2016

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2016-02 PDF Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) 02/23/2016
2016-01 PDF Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification 01/26/2016
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

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

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Updated: March 9, 2016