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Information Release Letters

The letters are in order of date issued and grouped by Provider type in alphabetic order.  Letters that may apply to multiple providers may also be found in the "General" or the "Facility Fire Safety & Construction" modules.

Hospitals - All types

 Title
1986-03 Use of RN's and PA's in Emergency Rooms
1989-04 Continuous Cardiac Monitoring
1992-12 TB Skin Testing (IDAPA 16.03.14.200.03.B.11)
1994-06 Revised Interpretive Guidelines for Condition of Participation: Infection Control
1997-01 Clarification Regarding Providers that Expand Service Are Provider-Based Designation Dischar
1998-16 Reporting of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Idaho Code 39-5303
2001-03 Waiver Revocation
2002-04 Effective Date for AOA Deeming Authority for Critical Access Hospitals [CAH]
2002-06 Clarification of Hospital Admission and Presurgical H&P Examination Requirements
2002-20 Critical Access Hospital Regulations [CAH]
2004-14 CMS Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging
2004-14 CMS Requirements for Hospital Medical Staff Privileging - Attachment
2005-03 Idaho Food Code
2005-13 Location & Relocation of Critical Access Hospitals and Relocation of Necessary Provider CAHs
2010-03 LSC Revision of S&C-04-41 dated August 12, 2004, Corridor Width & Corridor Mounted Computer Touch Screens in Health Care Facilities
2012-05 Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications
2013-03 Revision to SOM Appendix A Discharge Planning
2013-06 Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements & Conflicting Payor Requirements or Collection Practices
2014-06 EHR Navigator for Hospital & CAH Surveys
2014-07 LTCH Moratorium
2014-09 Reporting of Deaths Associated with Use of Seclusion or Restraints
2014-14 CAH Equipment Maintenance Requirements
2014-15 Public Release of Three Hospital Surveyor Worksheets

Long Term Care (LTC)

 Title
1989-02 TB Skin Testing
1993-01 Medication Distribution System
1993-03 Management of Combative Residents
1993-04 2.4 Hours Per Resident Per Day Requirement
1993-08 Monthly Nursing Summaries
1994-11 Bed-Hold Policies for Long Term Care Facilities - Information
1997-03 Medication Distribution Technique Clarification to Informational Letter #96-14
1997-05 Wills, Power of Attorney for Health Cae Decisions, and Related Issues Regarding Treatment De
1997-08 Legislative Change Regarding NATCEP in Facilities with Substandard Care
1999-26 Requirements for Posting of Survey Results in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities
2000-01 Fax Notification of Physicians
2000-06 Resident-to-Resident Incident Call Line for Long Term Care
2000-10 Facility New Construction, Additions, and Alterations
2000-13 Standing Orders for Pneumovax and Influenza Vaccinations
2001-10 Long Term Care Informal Dispute Resolution Process
2001-10 Long Term Care Informal Dispute Resolution Request Form
2001-12 Information from CMS - Formerly HCFA
2002-02 Idaho Code Regarding Treatment and Care of Residents with Developmental Disabilities
2002-10 Waiver of State Licensure Requirements
2002-14 SQSB State Letter #693 - Hospice for Nursing Home Residents
2002-15 Reporting Resident-to-Resident Contacts
2003-02 Payment for Written Test Proctors Fees/Services
2004-08 Dialysis (ESRD) for Residents Living in a Nursing Home
2005-02 NH & HHA Updated Facility Computer Specifications
2005-03 Idaho Food Code
2005-04 Revision of Effective Date for F315 & F316 in Nursing Homes
2005-04 Revision of Effective Date for F315 & F316 in Nursing Homes - Attachment
2005-05 Changes to Staffing Data on the Nursing Home Compare Web Site
2005-05 Changes to Staffing Data on the Nursing Home Compare Web Site - Attachment
2005-07 Revised Tag F501 - Medical Director
2005-07 Revised Tag F501 - Medical Director CMS Letter and Guidelines
2005-08 Life Safety Code Issues in Nursing Homes
2005-08 Life Safety Code Issues in Nursing Homes - Attachment
2005-10 Nursing Home Compliance with Preventing Abuse
2005-10 Nursing Home Compliance with Preventing Abuse - Attachment
2005-14 S&C Letter #06-06 The Use of Foreign Acquired Drugs in Long Term Care Facilities
2006-03.01 CMS S&C Letters for Nursing Homes: Activites, Psychosocial Outcome, and Quality Assessmen
2006-03.02 Attachment 1: Activities Letter
2006-03.03 Attachment 2: Activities Guidance
2006-03.04 Attachment 3: Activities Training Guide
2006-03.05 Attachment 4: Actvites PowerPoint Slideshow
2006-03.06 Attachment 5: Psychosocial Outcome Letter
2006-03.07 Attachment 6: Psychosocial Outcome Guidance
2006-03.08 Attachment 7: Psychosocial Outcome Training Guide
2006-03.09 Attachment 8: Psychosocial Outcome PowerPoint Slideshow
2006-03.10 Attachment 9: Quality Assessment & Assurance Letter
2006-03.11 Attachment 10: QA&A Guidance
2006-03.12 Attachment 11: QA&A Training Guide
2006-03.13 Attachment 12: QA&A PowerPoint Slideshow
2006-06 Nursing Homes - Implementation of the New Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide
2007-06.1 CMS S&C Letters 22 & 25 Restraints + Accidents & Supervision
2007-06.2 CMS S&C Letters 22
2007-06.3 CMS S&C Letters 25
2007-06.4CMS S&C Letters 22 & 25 Restraints + Accidents & Supervision - Attachment 3 07-22 Advance G
2007-06.5 CMS S&C Letters 22 & 25 Restraints + Accidents & Supervision - Attachment 4 07-25 PowerPoi
2007-06.6 CMS S&C Letters 22 & 25 Restraints + Accidents & Supervision - Attachment 5 07-25 Training
2009-01 CMS S&C-09-20 Issues Related To Liability Notices And Beneficiary Appeal Rights In Nursing H
2009-02 CMS S&C-09-22 Issuance Of Revised Quality Of Care Guidance At F309 Including Pain Management
2010-01 Hospice Care in Medicare- and Medicaid- Certfied Facilities
2010-03 LSC Revision of S&C-04-41 dated August 12, 2004, Corridor Width & Corridor Mounted Computer Touch Screens in Health Care Facilities
2010-07 NH Point of Care Devices & Infection Control Practices
2011-01 Guidelines for Locked Units - Reissued
2012-01 Revision to SOM Appendix P
2012-02 Tag F322 Tube Feeding - Advance Copy
2012-03 Tag F155 Advance Directives - Advance Copy
2012-04 Tag F309 Quality of Care - Advance Copy
2012-05 Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications
2013-04 Partnership to Improve Care of Residents with Dementia
2013-05 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Nursing Homes
2014-01 New LTC Co-Supervisor
2014-02 Thirty-Day Notice of Discharge & Request for Fair Hearing
2014-03 Maintenance of Incident and Accident Reports
2014-04 Resident Abuse Reporting in SNFs/NFs
2014-08 NHs - Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices and F441
2014-10 NHs - PPS Payment System FY 2015 and CMPs
2014-12 Respect Building Learning Tool

Rural Health Clinics (RHC)

Swing Beds (SB) - Critical Access Hospitals (CAH)

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