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November 19, 2017

Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOSPICE

IL#:                Issue Date:   Title:

2017-06 07/06/17        CMS S&C 17-29-All: Advance Copy - Appendix Z Emergency Preparedness

2017-02 07/06/17 CMS S&C 17-21-All: Meeting New Training & Testing Reqs of Emergency Preparedness

2017-01 07/05/17 Recommendations for Providers Regarding Cyber Security

2016-13    09/14/16      CMS S&C 16-39: CMS Certification Number (CCN) State Codes

2016-12  09/14/16      CMS S&C 16-38: Emergency Preparedness

2016-05      05/05/16       CMS S&C 16-21: Justice Involved Individuals

2016-02    03/18/16      Sharing Tags At Exit Conferences S&C 16-11                                         

2016-01      03/04/16        New Non-Long Term Care Co-Supervisor

2015-02      01/15/15        CMS S&C-15-13 Dated December 14, 2014 ~ Clarification Of Terms Implicating The Spousal Relationship In Regulations And Guidance For Medicare-Certified Providers And Suppliers 

2014-11      07/02/14        CMS S&C-14-36 Dated May 30, 2014 ~ infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health Authorities

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

                                                2012-05 Attachment

2010-01       05/11/10       Hospice Care in Medicare- and Medicaid-Certified Facilities ~ Nursing Homes 

2008-02       11/24/08       CMS S&C-08-22 dated May 30, 2008 ~ Signature Stamps for Home Health  Agencies (HHA) and Hospices

2007-09       10/01/07       CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers

2007-05       04/25/07       Clarification of Provider Name Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007                                       

2007-03       04/02/07       Delivery of Hospice Services in Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities                                       

2004-16       12/03/04       Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)

                                               2004-16 Attachment

2002-14       07/22/02       SQSB State Letter No. 693 Regarding Promising Practices for Implementing the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Nursing Home Residents                                           

2002-07        04/01/02      Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Address and Phone Number Update                                           

2000-16        12/06/00      Recognition of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for Hospices

2001-02        01/26/01      Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy                                         

2000-03        03/01/20      Hospice Agency - Deemed Status