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Home and Community Support Services Agencies (HCSSA)

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

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  • 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.

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Letters [Provider (PL) and Information (IL)]
Number Title Date
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
PL 2015-33 PDF Temporary Method for Verifying Employability of Nurse Aides and Provider Expectations to Satisfy Regulatory Requirements 12/09/2015
PL 2015-29 PDF Statutory and Regulatory Changes to Investigations of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Note: (Replaces PL 07-25) 10/21/2015
PL 2015-28 PDF Receiving Survey Documents Electronically 10/19/2015
PL 2015-25 PDF Technical Difficulties with Credential Management System 09/15/2015

All provider letters for HCSSAs

Federal Survey and Certification (S&C) Letters (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Contact
Memo
Date
16-06 PDF Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Infection Control Courses N/A 01/22/2016
16-05 PDF Infection Control Pilot Project N/A 12/23/2015
16-04 PDF Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools N/A 11/27/2015
15-52 PDF Home Health Agency (HHA) Survey Protocol Training Item Revised N/A 09/11/2015
15-51 PDF Home Health Agencies (HHAs): Change of Address – Notification of the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) N/A 08/28/2015

All S&C Letters

State Survey and Certification Clarification (S&CC) Memos (five most recent displayed)
Number Title Date
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
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

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