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Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOSPITALS

IL#:           Issue Date:      Title:

2020-19       03-31-20    CMS QSO 20-13: Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement, and Hospital Discharge Revised

2020-18   03-31-20    CMS QSO 20-15-Hospitals: EMTALA Requirements and Imolications for COVID-19 Revised

2020-14   03-25-20    CMS QSO 20-20-ALL: Prioritization of Survey Activities

2020-08 03-10-20 CMS QSO 20-15-Hospitals: EMTALA Requirements and Implications for COVID-19

2020-07       03-05-20    CMS QSO 20-13-Hospitals: Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention Concerning Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement,and Hospital Discharge

2020-04        02-07-20    CMS QSO 20-04-ALL-Healthcare Facilities Concerning Coronavirus

2020-03   12-06-19    CMS QSO 20-09-Hospitals- Electronic Form for Reporting Death Related to Seclusion or Restraint

2019-03       03-26-19    CMS QSO 19-09-ALL: Revisions to Appendix Q Guidance on Immediate Jeopardy

2018-02   12/30/17    CMS S&C 18-10-ALL: Texting of Patient Information Among Healthcare Providers

2018-01   12/11/17   CMS S&C 18-06-HOSPITAL Clarification of Ligature Risk Policy

2017-11   11/02/17   CMS S&C 17-44-HOSPITAL Advanced Copy Revisions to SOM Hospital Appendix A

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

2016-07   05/11/16    CMS S&C 16-22-LSC: Adoption of 2012 LSC Standards

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

2016-04    03-24-16   S&C 16-08-CAH ~ Critical Access Hospital Recertification Checklist for Evaluation of Compliance with 

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

2015-16     10/30/15    Revised Hospital Guidance for Pharmaceutical Services and Expanded Guidance Related to Compounding of Medications

2015-09     03/20/15    2015 Idaho Diet Manual, 11th Edition

2015-07     02/23/15    S&C-15-27 ~ Potential Adverse Impact of Lower Relative Humidity (RH) in Operating Rooms (ORs)

2015-06     02/17/15    S&C-15-24 ~ Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) – Questions and Answers (Q+A)

2015-04     01/22/15    S&C-15-19 ~ Revised State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix W, Critical Access Hospitals

2015-02     01/15/15    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

2014-15     12/04/14    S&C: 15-12 ~ Public Release of Three Hospital Surveyor Worksheets

CMS S&C 15-12 Letter

Attachment 1: Infection Control Worksheet

Attachment 2: Hospital QAPI Worksheet

Attachment 3: Hospital Discharge Planning Worksheet

2014-14     08/29/14     S&C-14-41 Dated August 8, 2014 ~ Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Equipment Maintenance Requirements

2014-13     08/29/14     S&C-14-44 Dated August 29, 2014 ~ Change in Terminology and Update of Survey and Certification (S&C Memorandum 09-55 Regarding Immediate Use Steam Sterilization (ISUS) in Surgical Settings

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

2014-09     06/03/14     S&C-14-27 Restraint/Seclusion Deaths Reported Using the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Form (CMS)-10455, Report of a Hospital Death Associated with Restraint or Seclusion

2014-07     06/03/14     S&C-14-26-Long Term Care Hospitals (LTCH) Moratorium Preliminary Instructions

2014-06     05/23/14     S&C-14-31-EHR Navigator for Hospital/CAH Surveys

2013-06     12/18/13     S&C-14-06-Hospitals Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements & Conflicting Payor Requirements or Collection Practices

2013-03     05/24/13     S&C-13-32 Revision to State Operations Manual (SOM), Hospital Appendix A - Interpretive Guidelines for 42 CFR 482.43, Discharge Planning

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

2011-02     06/30/11     Updated NFPA Alert Regarding Antifreeze – Important Safety Information Regarding Antifreeze in New and Existing Sprinkler Systems

2010-03      05/25/10     S&C-10-18-LSC Revision of S&C-04-41 dated August 12, 2004, Corridor Width & Corridor Mounted Computer Touch Screens in Health Care Facilities – Clarification Effective Immediately

                                     2010-03 Attachment