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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
17-35 PDF Reasonable Assurance Will Apply to Providers and Suppliers Who Voluntarily Terminate and Seek New Certification If a Termination Action by the State Agency Had Been Initiated N/A 6/16/2017
17-34 PDF New Guidance for the Formatting of the Plans of Correction N/A 6/16/2017
17-30 PDF Requirement to Reduce Legionella Risk in Healthcare Facility Water Systems to Prevent Cases and Outbreaks of Legionnaires Disease (LD)
Note: Revised June 9, 2017 to clarify provider types affected
N/A 6/02/2017
17-29 PDF Advanced Copy - Appendix Z, Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Interpretive Guidelines and Survey Procedures N/A 6/02/2017
17-27 PDF Implementation Issues, Long-Term Care Regulatory Changes: Substandard Quality of Care (SQC) and Clarification of Notice before Transfer or Discharge Requirements N/A 5/12/2017
17-26 PDF Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes to Requirements Related to Survey Team Composition and Investigation of Complaints N/A 4/28/2017
17-25 PDF Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal Update N/A 4/21/2017
17-24 PDF Notice of Proposed Regulation Changes for Accrediting Organizations (AOs) Transparency and Termination Notices N/A 4/14/2017
17-23 PDF Notice of Final Rule Adjusting Civil Monetary Penalties (CMPs) for Inflation N/A 3/31/2017
17-22 PDF Save the Date - Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Conference Call National Provider Call (NPC) for Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule N/A 3/24/2017
17-21 PDF Information to Assist Provider and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare & Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers Final Rule N/A 3/24/2017
17-20 PDF Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Special Focus Facility (SFF) Program Update N/A 3/02/2017
17-19 PDF Revision to State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix PP
Note: Revised March 10, 2017
N/A 2/17/2017
17-17 PDF Recommendations to Providers Regarding Cyber Security N/A 1/13/2017
17-15 PDF Use of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety, 2013 Edition by Health Care Occupancies and Board and Care Occupancies N/A 12/16/2016
17-14 PDF Clarification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Installation Requirements in Attic Spaces in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities N/A 12/16/2016
17-12 PDF Long-Term Care (LTC) Regulation: Enforcement of Rule Prohibiting Use of Pre-Dispute Binding Arbitration Agreements is Suspended so Long as Court Ordered Injunction Remains in Effect N/A 12/09/2016
17-09 PDF Infection Control Pilot: 2017 Update N/A 11/18/2016
17-08 PDF Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Reinvestment Resource Web Page N/A 11/18/2016
17-07 PDF Advance Copy - Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP-Revised Regulations and Tags N/A 11/09/2016

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