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 Context
08-03 PDF Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers Memo PDF 11/05/2007
08-02 PDF National Special Focus Facility Program Improvements for Nursing Facilities, Notice Requirements
Note: CMS revised this S&C 12/7/2007
Memo PDF 11/05/2007
08-01 PDF Survey & Certification Emergency Preparedness Initiative: Provider Survey & Certification Declared Public Health Emergency FAQs - All Hazards Memo PDF 10/25/2007
07-39 PDF Nursing Homes: Medication Pass Clarification for Surveying F Tags 332 and 333 During Nursing Home Surveys Memo PDF 9/28/2007
07-38 PDF Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASARR) and the Nursing Home Survey Process Memo PDF 9/28/2007
07-36 ZIP Release of Report Study of Paid Feeding Assistant Programs Memo PDF 9/14/2007
07-34 PDF Survey Guidance for a New Home Hemodialysis Water Treatment Device, the NxStage PureFlow SL Water Purification System (PureFlow) Memo PDF 8/24/2007
07-30 PDF Issuance of New Tag F-373 (Paid Feeding Assistants) as Part of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual, Including Training Materials
Note: (Revised)
Memo PDF 8/10/2007
07-29 PDF Life Safety Code -- Canopy and Overhang Sprinkler Requirements and the Use of the Fire Safety Evaluation System (FSES)
Note: modifies S&C 05-38
N/A 7/13/2007
07-26 PDF Communication between State Survey Agencies and State Long-Term Care Ombudsman N/A 7/06/2007
07-25 PDF Issuance of Revised Guidance for Nursing Homes: Accidents and Supervision N/A 7/06/2007
07-22 PDF Clarification of 'Physical Restraints' as Applied to the Requirements for LTC Facilities N/A 6/22/2007
07-18 PDF Permitted Gaps in Corridor Doors and Doors in Smoke Barriers Memo PDF 4/20/2007
07-16 PDF Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature Memo PDF 3/02/2007
07-15 PDF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) Clarification N/A 2/16/2007
07-14 PDF Electronic Signature Guidance in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) N/A 1/26/2007
07-13 PDF Publication of the Hospital CoPs: Requirements for H and P; Authentication of Verbal Orders; etc. N/A 1/26/2007
07-10 PDF Multiple Providers -- Medical Gas Storage and Usage Considerations Memo PDF 1/12/2007
07-09 PDF Solicitation of State Survey Agency Participation in Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Implementation Memo PDF 12/21/2006
07-07 PDF Nursing Home Culture Change Regulatory Compliance Questions and Answers Memo PDF 12/21/2006

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