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NOTE: In the past, the CMS Dallas Regional Office frequently transmitted federal S&C letters from Baltimore to the states through "Regional Survey and Certification (RS&C)" letters. Today, states have online access to federal S&C letters at Online access is quicker and reduces redundancy. The CMS Dallas Regional Office will continue to issue RS&C letters when a subject needs further clarification. For questions about a federal S&C letter, please contact the Regulatory Services Policy Unit in state office, at (512) 438-2179.

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S&C letters
Number Title Context
05-24 PDF Nursing Homes: Changes to Staffing Data on the Nursing Home Compare Web Site Memo PDF 4/14/2005
05-23 PDF Nursing Homes: Delay in Effective Date for Revision of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM), Surveyor Guidance for Incontinence and Catheters Memo PDF 4/14/2005
05-22 PDF Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies -- Updated Facility Computer Specifications Memo PDF 3/10/2005
05-21 PDF Nursing Homes -- Notification of Imminent Issuance of Appendix PP Revisions, State Operations Manual (SOM), Surveyor Guidance for Incontinence and Catheters Memo PDF 3/10/2005
05-20 PDF All Provider Types -- Independent but Associated Deficiency Citations Memo PDF 3/10/2005
05-19 PDF Release of Long Term Care Minimum Data Set (LTC/MDS) Data to State Medicaid Agencies, Section 1915 Waiver Programs, and “Real Choice Systems Change Grant” Programs in Order to Assist States’ Title II … Memo PDF 2/18/2005
05-18 PDF Pressure Ulcer Prevention and Treatment Pilot -- Invitation Memo PDF 2/10/2005
05-17 PDF Description of Recent Changes Made to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP Memo PDF 2/10/2005
05-16 PDF Needs Assessment Survey -- Identification and Documentation of Abuse and Neglect Memo PDF 2/10/2005
05-15 PDF Renewal of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.'s Deeming Authority for Ambulatory Surgical Centers (S&C 05-15) N/A 1/13/2005
05-14 PDF Electronic Signature Guidance - Clarification
Note: This memorandum replaces S&C-04-46
Memo PDF 1/13/2005
05-13 PDF Improving Enforcement via the Special Focus Facility Program for Nursing Homes Memo PDF 12/16/2004
05-12 PDF Response to Referrals from Public Entities Alleging Noncompliance with Federal Nursing Home Requirements N/A 12/16/2004
05-11 PDF State Survey Agency (SA) Responsibilities in Enforcing the Gynecologic Cytology Proficiency Testing (PT) Requirements under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) N/A 12/16/2004
05-10 PDF Federal Requirements for the Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Process for Nursing Homes N/A 12/16/2004
05-09 PDF Clarification of Nursing Home Reporting Requirements for Alleged Violations of Mistreatment, Neglect, and Abuse, Including Injuries of Unknown Source, and Misappropriation of Resident Property Memo PDF 12/16/2004
05-08 PDF Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information For Civil Rights Clearances For Initial Certifications And Changes of Ownership (CHOW) Memo PDF 11/12/2004
05-07 PDF Home Health Agency (HHA) Drop Sites N/A 11/12/2004
05-06 PDF Application of the Home Health Agency (HHA) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) to Patients Receiving Chore Services Exclusively N/A 11/12/2004
05-05 PDF Aide Registry Requirements - ACTION FOR IMPROVEMENT N/A 11/12/2004

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