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Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA)

Home and community support services agencies (HCSSAs) provide services such as

  • nursing;
  • physical, occupational, speech, respiratory or intravenous therapy;
  • social services;
  • dialysis;
  • personal assistance services;
  • nutritional counseling; and
  • terminal and palliative care (through hospice agencies)

to individuals in a residence or independent living environment.

Hospice agencies and hospice inpatient facilities provide intervention services that focus primarily on the reduction or abatement of physical, psychological, or spiritual symptoms of a terminal illness for consumers. They also provide support services for consumers and their families. For more specific information about hospice, please visit the DADS hospice website.

Regulatory Comment Card Survey

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Communications

News & Alerts

Events

Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
PL 2016-16 PDF Training Requirements for Administrators and Alternate Administrators 05/20/2016
PL 2016-12 PDF New Tool for Reporting Survey Inconsistencies 04/14/2016
PL 2016-08 PDF Acceptance of Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) Note: (Replaces PL 14-27) 04/14/2016
PL 2016-03 PDF Mandatory Reporting of Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Data 03/11/2016
PL 2015-34 Information Related to Review of Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) on Facility Job Applicants, Employees, and Volunteers Note:
(Removed on January 15, 2016; Replaces PL 06-48)
12/16/2015

All provider letters for HCSSAs

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
16-28 PDF Update Report on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes N/A 06/03/2016
16-27 PDF Public Release of Nursing Home Enforcement Information Announcement N/A 06/03/2016
16-26 PDF Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 to FY 2017 Nursing Home Action Plan N/A 05/20/2016
16-25 PDF DRAFT Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) 3.0 User’s Manual, Version 1.14, Release N/A 05/20/2016
16-22 PDF Notification of Final Rule Published: Adoption of 2012 Life Safety and Health Care Facilities Code N/A 05/06/2016

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
2016-05 PDF Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process 06/22/2016
2016-04 PDF Survey Revisit Guidance 06/08/2016
2016-02 PDF Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) 02/23/2016
2016-01 PDF Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification 01/26/2016
2015-01 PDF Complaint and Incident Intake Functions (Replaces S&CC 03-08) 04/12/2015

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

All RS&C Letters

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Updated: October 5, 2015