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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 http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/Policy-and-Memos-to-States-and-Regions.html. 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
Memo
Date
05-36 PDF Assigning Provider Identification Numbers to Extension Locations of Outpatient Physical Therapy or Outpatient Speech Pathology Service Providers N/A 6/22/2005
05-35 PDF Suspension of Processing New Provider Enrollment Applications (CMS-855A) for Specialty Hospitals N/A 6/09/2005
05-34 ZIP Nursing Homes -- Issuance of Revisions to Appendix P, State Operations Manual (SOM), Survey Protocol for Long Term Care Facilities Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-33 PDF Multiple Providers -- Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Nursing Homes, Religious Non-Medical Health Care Institutions, Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Facilities, Critical Access Hospitals, Intermediate Care Facilities for the
Note: CMS released a corrected version on July, 5, 2005.
Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-32 PDF Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Requirement for Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathy (MD/DO) Review of Medical Records for Mid-Level Practitioners N/A 6/09/2005
05-31 PDF Promising Practices to Support the Intake of Nursing Home Complaints Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-30 PDF The National Provider Identifier (NPI) Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-29 PDF Advance Issuance of Revised Interpretive Guidelines for Tag F501, Medical Director Memo PDF 6/09/2005
05-28 PDF Renewal of Deeming Authority for Hospitals Accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, and Home Health Agencies Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the Community Health Accreditation Program. Memo PDF 5/12/2005
05-27 PDF Interim Timeliness Guidelines to Support the Entry of Data into ASPEN Central Office (ACO) and the ASPEN Complaints/Incidents Tracking System (ACTS) and Revisions to Field Definitions in ACTS Memo PDF 5/12/2005
05-26 PDF Interaction of the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002 N/A 4/22/2005
05-25 PDF Nursing Homes: Adoption of a New Fire Safety Requirement for Long Term Care Facilities (Battery Powered Smoke Detector Installation) Memo PDF 4/14/2005
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

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