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INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOME HEALTH

IL#:             Issue Date:   Title: 
2001-02
      01/26/2001   Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
                                        
2001-04      04/04/2001   Outcome Based Quality Monitoring (OBQM) Reports - OASIS Requirements to Medicare Beneficiaries

2001-07      08/29/2001   Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Guidance Document; State Letter No. 647

2001-12      11/23/2001   Information from CMS (formerly HCFA)

2001-13      11/30/2001   Home Health Questions and Answers

2002-01      01/14/2002   Skilled Nursing Services

2002-07      04/01/2002   Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Address and Phone Number Update
                                         
2003-05      06/25/2003   Rules for Home Health Agencies

2003-08      10/22/2003   3-Bar Report Training

2003-10      12/16/2003   Home Health Agencies (HHAs):  The Collection and Transmission of the Outcome and  Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Data for Private Pay Patients (Non-Medicare/Non-Medicaid)

                                    2003-10 Attachment

2004-05      03/26/2004  Computer Backup of MDS and OASIS Data
                                        
2004-15      12/03/2004  1)  Application of Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation to Patients Receiving Chore Services Exclusively
                                            2)  Home Health Agency Drop Sites

                                  2004-15 Attachment 1

                                  2004-15 Attachment 2

2004-16      12/03/2004  Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)

                                   2004-16 Attachment

2005-02      03/16/2005  Survey and Certification Letter #05-22 Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies—Updated Facility Computer Specifications
                                          
2005-11      10/14/2005  Revised Chapter 2—“The Certification Process,” Sections 2180E thru 2200F, and Appendix B — Interpretive Guidelines:  Home Health Agencies

                                   2005-11 Attachment

2007-05      04/25/2007  Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007
                                      
2007-09      10/01/2007  CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers                                       
                                   
                                   2007-09 Attachment

2008-02      11/24/2008  CMS S&C-08-22 dated May 30, 2008 ~ SIGNATURE Stamps for Home Health Agencies (HHA) and Hospices
                                        
2010-04      06/23/2010  Idaho Diet Manual, 10th Edition

2012-05      12/18/2012  CMS S&C-12-35 dated June 15, 2012 ~ Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

All Idaho Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospices, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing
Facilities (SNF/NFs), Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, and
End Stage Renal Disease Providers

                                                2012-05 Attachment