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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 2016-29 PDF Fiscal Year 2016 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing 08/03/2016
IL 2016-22 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2016 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout 06/13/2016
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

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
16-34 PDF Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) Appendix J and Exhibit 355: Removal of Website Links N/A 08/12/2016
16-33 PDF Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Nursing Home Staff N/A 08/05/2016
16-31 PDF Mandatory Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies and Assessment Factors Used to Determine the Seriousness of Deficiencies for Nursing Homes N/A 07/22/2016
16-29 PDF Adoption of the 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 - Life Safety Code (LSC) and 2012 edition of the NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC) N/A 06/20/2016
16-28 PDF Update Report on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes N/A 06/03/2016

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2016-11 PDF New Rules for HCSSAs Providing Habilitation 09/06/2016
2016-05 PDF Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process 06/22/2016
2016-04 PDF Survey Revisit Guidance 06/08/2016
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

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