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Hospice

Click here to learn how to become a providerHospice 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

Attention: 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.

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Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
IL 2014-22 PDF Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2014 Claims Billing Closeout 06/03/2014
PL 2014-06 PDF Clarification to Hospice Agencies Providing Inpatient Care Directly 04/11/2014
IL 2014-15 PDF Medicaid Hospice Rates for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 04/01/2014
IL 2014-11 PDF Alternate Placement Discussion with Individuals Receiving Continuous Home Care Services in Nursing Facilities 02/27/2014
PL 2013-37 PDF Emergency Preparedness Planning for External and Internal Disasters (Replaces PLs 11-25 and 06-18) 10/11/2013

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
14-40 PDF Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-C1/International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 Webinar: September 3, 2014 N/A 07/25/2014
14-38 PDF Rehabilitation Agencies: Fire Alarm Systems, SOM Appendix E Revision - Advance Copy N/A 07/03/2014
14-37 PDF Advance Guidance - Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP- Guidance to Surveyors for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Chapter 4 N/A 07/03/2014
14-36 PDF Infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health Authorities N/A 05/30/2014
14-30 PDF Grant Solicitation for the Reinvestment of Federal Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents N/A 05/16/2014

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2014-02 PDF Forwarding Copy of Investigation Narrative to Appropriate Law Enforcement Agency and District Attorney (Replaces S&CC 99-13) 06/23/2014
2014-01 PDF Transferring Liquid Oxygen from One Container to Another (Replaces S&CC 11-08) 04/04/2014
2013-04 PDF Skilled Nursing Services in Assisted Living Facilities 06/03/2013
2013-02 PDF Referrals to an Incident-based Nursing Peer Review Committee (NPRC) or the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) (Replaces S&CC 02-17) 03/27/2013
2013-01 PDF Conflict of Interest Protocol Regarding State Supported Living Center Survey and Certification Procedures (Replaces S&CC 07-01) 03/27/2013

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: July 10, 2014