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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 #13-10, 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 2015-48 PDF Amendments to Title 40 Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 30, §30.14, Certification of Terminal Illness and Record Maintenance 08/11/2015
IL 2015-47 PDF Use of Nonspecific International Classification of Diseases Codes and Changes to the Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership Online Portal Concerning Principal Hospice Diagnoses 08/11/2015
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
PL 2015-10 PDF Direction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Prioritization of Initial Medicare Certification Surveys (Replaces PL 13-10) 04/13/2015

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
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
15-47 PDF Medication-Related Adverse Events in Nursing Homes 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 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

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Updated: June 5, 2015