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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.


News & Alerts

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
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
IL 2014-82 PDF Upcoming Updates to Institutional Claim Submission for TexMedConnect and Electronic Data Interchange Transactions 12/12/2014

All provider letters for Hospice

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
15-30 PDF Administrative Changes for Two Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Approved Accrediting Organizations (AOs) N/A 02/27/2015
15-26 PDF Nursing Home Compare “3.0” - Five Star Quality Rating System - Expanded and Strengthened N/A 02/13/2015
15-25 PDF MDS / Staffing Focused Surveys Update N/A 02/13/2015
15-23 PDF Use of Audio Surveillance Devices in Common Areas in Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) N/A 01/30/2015
15-20 PDF Advance Copy of Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix J - Interpretive Guidelines and new Exhibit N/A 01/16/2015

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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
2014-01 PDF Transferring Liquid Oxygen from One Container to Another (Replaces S&CC 11-08) 04/04/2014

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: February 10, 2015