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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
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
IL 2015-12 PDF Nursing Facility Managed Care Transition: Selection of a Managed Care Organization Required by Individuals Receiving Hospice Services 02/18/2015
IL 2015-09 PDF Changes in Procedures for Completing Form 3071, Individual Election/Cancellation/Update and Form 3074, Physician Certification of Terminal Illness and Availability of Forms 3071 and 3074 in Spanish Note: (Replaces Information Letter 14-50) 02/06/2015
PL 2015-04 PDF Discontinuation of the Facility Inventory, Vacancy and Evacuation Status System 01/12/2015
IL 2014-85 PDF Medicaid Hospice Rates for Federal Fiscal Year 2015 12/16/2014

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
15-37 PDF Proposed Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing and Staffing Requirements – Informational Only N/A 05/01/2015
15-36 PDF New Instructions for Providers Filing an Appeal with the Departmental Appeals Board (DAB) N/A 04/24/2015
15-35 PDF Implementation of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act - Collection of Staffing Data for Long Term Care Facilities N/A 04/10/2015
15-34 PDF Grant Award: Reinvestment of Federal Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents N/A 04/03/2015
15-31 PDF 2014 Final Report & 2015 Expansion Project – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Focused Dementia Care Survey Pilot N/A 03/27/2015

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: April 30, 2015