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Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters

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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 Contact
05-04 PDF Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging N/A 11/12/2004
05-03 PDF FY 2005 State Performance Review Protocol Guidance N/A 10/14/2004
05-02 PDF Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care N/A 10/14/2004
05-01 PDF Guidance on Working with Quality Improvement Organizations
Note: Attachment (Zipped Excel Format)
N/A 10/14/2004
04-46 PDF Electronic Signature Guidance
Note: This letter has been replaced by S&C 05-14, is provided to you for informational purposes.
Memo PDF 9/09/2004
04-45 PDF HHAs: Clarification Comprehensive Assessment On Pediatric And Maternity Patients and Personal Care N/A 9/09/2004
04-44 PDF Availability and Implementation of the Pharmaceutical and Herbal Products Database N/A 9/09/2004
04-43 rev. PDF Final Adjustment in Implementation Date -- October 1, 2004 National Transition Date for the Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Enforcement Manager (AEM) for Nursing Homes.
Note: contact memo contains the attachments from the original SC 04-43.
Memo PDF 10/13/2004
04-43 October 4, 2004 National Transition Date - Automated Survey Processing Environment (ASPEN) Enforcement Manager (AEM) for Nursing Homes.
Note: contact memo contains the original SC 04-43 and attachments.
Memo PDF 10/13/2004
04-41 PDF Corridor Width and Corridor Mounted Computer Touch Screens in Health Care Facilities
Note: Updated and revised by S&C 10-18
N/A 8/12/2004
04-37 PDF Addendum I to S&C Letter 04-24 on the Care for Residents of Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities Who Receive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services Memo PDF 8/16/2004
04-36 PDF Corrections to Appendix H of the State Operations Manual (SOM) Web Version Memo PDF 8/16/2004
04-35 PDF Physician's Rubber Stamp Signature Memo PDF 8/16/2004
04-34 PDF Revised Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Interpretive Guidelines Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-33 PDF Life Safety Code (LSC) and State Performance Standards Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-32 PDF Rollout of New Surveyor Aptitude Test and In-Service Training Guide Memo PDF 6/04/2004
04-31 PDF Status of Form CMS-1514 Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-30 PDF Clarification of the Scoring for Measure 5 (Medication Investigation) of the Federal Oversight Support Survey (FOSS) Protocol for Long Term Care (LTC) Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-29 PDF Life Safety Code (LSC) Surveyor Reference Materials Memo PDF 6/03/2004
04-28 PDF Pilot Program for the Pharmaceutical and Herbal Products Database - Part 2 Memo PDF 6/15/2004

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Updated: April 19, 2013