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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 2014-50 PDF Changes in Procedures for Completing Form 3071, Individual Election/Cancellation/Update and Form 3074, Physician Certification of Terminal Illness 10/08/2014
IL 2014-51 PDF Use of nonspecific International Classification of Diseases (ICD) codes for “debility” and “adult failure to thrive” as principal diagnoses for Medicaid Hospice certification 09/30/2014
IL 2014-43 /
PL 2014-23
PDF
Contracts, Roles, and Responsibilities between an Intermediate Care Facility/Individuals with an Intellectual Disability and Hospice Provider Note: (Replaces IL14-43/PL14-04 and PL06-16/06-31) 08/19/2014
IL 2014-43/
PL 2014-04
Contracts, Roles, and Responsibilities between an Intermediate Care Facility/Individuals with an Intellectual Disability and Hospice Provider 08/07/2014
IL 2014-44 PDF Fiscal Year 2014 Cutoff Dates for Year-end Closeout Processing 08/01/2014

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
15-01 PDF Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care N/A 10/03/2014
14-46 PDF Categorical Waiver for Power Strips Use in Patient Care Areas Various N/A 09/26/2014
14-43 PDF Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare- and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed N/A 08/25/2014
14-42 PDF Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults N/A 08/22/2014
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

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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
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

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: October 14, 2014