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Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR LONG TERM CARE

IL#:                Issue Date:   Title:

2020-01    10-17-19      CMS QSO 2020-01-LTC: CMS Updates to Nursing Home Compare & Five Star Rating System

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

2019-02     03-12-19      CMS QSO 19-08-NH: April 2019 Improvements to Nursing Home Compare and Five Star System

2019-01     03-08-19      CMS QSO 19-07-LTC: Enhanced Oversight $ Enforcement for Non-Improving Late Adapters

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

2017-10     07-25-17      CMS S&C 17-37-NH: Revision of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Policies and Analytic Tool


2017-07     07-05-17      CMS S&C 17-30-NH, CAHs, Hospitals: Requirements to Reduce Legionella Risks in Water Systems (Revised)

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

2017-05     07/03/17      Implementation Issues, LTC Regulatory Changes - SQC & Transfer/Discharge Regs

2017-04     07/03/17      Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal Update

2017-03     07/05/17      CMS S&C 17-23-NH, HHA: Final Rule Adjusting CMPs for Inflation

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


2017-01     07-05-17      CMS S&C 17-17-All: Recommendations for Providers Regarding Cyber Security


2016-14      09/14/16      Interim Final Rule Adjusting CMPs

2016-13      09/14/16      CCN State Codes

2016-12      09/14/16      Final Rule: emergency Preparedness

2016-10      08/15/16     CMS S&C 16-33-NH: Protecting Resident Privacy and Prohibiting Mental Abuse Related to Photographs and Audio/Video Recordings by Nursing Home Staff

2016-09      08/04/16     CMS S&C 16-31-NH: Mandatory Imposition of Federal Remedies in Nursing Homes

2016-08      05/27/16     CMS S&C 16-15-NH: Psychosocial Harm in Nursing Homes

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-All: Justice Involved Individuals

2016-03      03/22/16     Electronic Submission of Staffing Data, S&C 16-13

2016-02      03/18/16    Sharing Tags at Exit Conference, S&C Ltr 16-11

2015-19      12/28/15    Electronic Plans of Correction (ePOC) Implementation Date

2015-18      11/27/15    CMS S&C 16-04-NH Focused Dementia Care Survey Tools

2015-15      08/12/15    CMS S&C 15-49-NH Final Rule: SNF Medicare FY 2016 Payments, Quality Reporting, Value-Based Purchasing, and Staffing Data Collection Requirements-Informational Only

2015-12      07/02/15    Notification of Facility Closure:  Revision to Tags F203 and F204 and Issuance of New Tags F523 and F524 in the State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix PP

2015-11      05/01/15    CMS S&C: #15-35-NH Implementation of Section 6106 of the Affordable Care Act—Collection of Staffing Data for Long Term Care Facilities

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

2015-08      03/18/15    Electronic Plans of Correction (ePOC)

2015-02      01/15/15    CMS S&C: 15-13-ALL – Clarification of Terms Implicating the Spousal Relationship in Regulations and Guidance for Medicare and Medicaid certified Providers and Suppliers

2015-05      02/05/15    CMS S&C: 14-01-NH (revised 1-23-2015) CPR in Nursing Homes

2015-01      01/05/15    New Co-Supervisor in the Long Term Care Program

2014-12      08/28/14    Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults

2014-11      07/02/14    CMS S&C Letter #14-36—Infection Control Breaches which Warrant Referral to Public Health Authorities

2014-10      06/03/14    CMS S&C: 14-28-NH — Publication of Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY2015 — Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalties — Informational Only

2014-09      06/03/14    CMS S&C-14-17 — Hospital Restraint/Seclusion Deaths to be Reported Using the CMS Form CMS‑10455, Report of a Hospital Death associated with Restraint or Seclusion

2014-08      06/03/14      CMS S&C: 14-25-NH — Advance Copy of Single use Device Reprocessing Under Tag F441, Revisions to Interpretive Guidance in Appendix PP, SOM on Infection Control ~and~ CMS SOM Revisions to Appendix PP, “Interpretive Guidelines for Long-Term Care Facilities F tag 441 Infection Control”

2014-03      05/23/14     Maintenance of Incident/Accident Reports

2014-02      05/21/14     Thirty-Day Notice of Discharge and Request for Fair Hearing

2014-01      02/07/14    New Co-Supervisor in the Long Term Care Program

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

2012-04       11/28/12       RE: CMS S&C 12-48-NH dated 9/27/2012 F-309 — Quality of Care - Advance Copy

2012-03       11/28/12       RE: CMS S&C 12-47-NH dated 9/27/2012 ~ F-155 — Advance Directives - Advance Copy

2012-02       11/28/12       RE: CMS S&C 12-46-NH dated 9/27/2012 ~ F-322 — Feeding  Tubes - Advance Copy

2012-01       11/28/12       RE: S&C 12-45 dated 9/27/2012   Advance Copy of Interim Guidance - Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Appendix P-Traditional Survey Protocol for Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities and Chapter 9/Exhibits including Survey Forms 672, 802, 802S and  802P. 

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

2011-01       03/30/11      Guidelines for Locked Units [This Informational Letter updates and replaces #94-3]

2010-07       09/03/10      CMS S&C 10-28-NH dated 8/27/2010 ~ Point of Care Devices and Infection Control in Nursing Homes

2010-04       06/23/10      Idaho Diet Manual, 10th Edition

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

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

2009-02       01/30/09      CMS S&C-09-22 dated 1/23/2009 ~ Nursing Homes – Issuance  of Revised Quality of Care Guidance at F309, including Pain Management as Part of Appendix PP, State Operations Manual, Additional Minor Changes Made to Appendices P and PP 

                                   2009-02 Attachment

2009-01       01/30/09     CMS S&C-09-20 dated 1/9/2009 ~ Survey and Certification Issues Related to Liability Notices and Beneficiary Appeal Rights in Nursing Homes

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

                                            06-09:  Issuance of Revised Activities Guidance (Tags F248 and F249) as Part of Appendix PP, SOM, and Training Materials

                                            06-10:  Issuance of the New Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide as Part of Appendix P, SOM, and Training Materials

                                            06-11:  Issuance of Revised Surveyor Guidance for Quality Assessment and Assurance (Tags F520 and F521) as Part of Appendix PP, SOM, and Training Materials

                                    2006-03 Attachment #1 – Activities Letter

                                    2006-03 Attachment #2 – Activities Guidance

                                    2006-03 Attachment #3 – Activities Training Guide

                                    2006-03 Attachment #4 – Activities PowerPoint Slideshow

                                    2006-03 Attachment #5 – Psychosocial Outcome Letter

                                    2006-03 Attachment #6 – Psychosocial Outcome Guidance

                                    2006-03 Attachment #7 – Psychosocial Outcome Training Guide

                                    2006-03 Attachment #8 – Psychosocial Outcome PowerPoint Slideshow

                                    2006-03 Attachment #9 – Quality Assessment & Assurance (QA&A) Letter

                                    2006-03 Attachment #10 – QA&A Guidance

                                    2006-03 Attachment #11 – QA&A Training Guide

                                    2006-03 Attachment #12 – QA&A PowerPoint Slideshow

2006-06     06/26/06   CMS Survey & Certification Letter for Nursing Homes:  06-20:  Nursing Homes – Implementation of the New Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide

2006-03     03/28/06    CMS Survey & Certification Letters for Nursing Homes:

2005-14      12/20/05   Survey and Certification Letter #06-06 The Use of Foreign Acquired Drugs in Long Term Care Facilities

2005-10     10/13/05    Survey and Certification Letter #05-46 Nursing Home Compliance with the Requirements Related to Preventing Abuse

                                   2005-10 Attachment

2005-08      08/17/05   Survey and Certification Letter #05-38 Clarification of Life Safety Code Survey Issues in Nursing Homes

                                   2005-08 Attachment

2005-07      08/17/05   Survey and Certification Letter #05-29—Nursing Homes—Advance Issuance of Revised Interpretive Guidelines for Tag F501, Medical Director

                                  2005-07 Attachment #1 – CMS Letter

2005-05      05/19/05    Survey and Certification Letter #05-24—Nursing Homes—Changes to Staffing Data on the Nursing Home Compare Web Site

                                    2005-05 Attachment

2005-04      05/19/05    Survey and Certification Letter #05-23—Nursing Homes—Effective Date for Revision of F315 and F316, Surveyor Guidance for Incontinence and Catheters

                                    2005-04 Attachment

2005-03       05/02/05    Idaho Food Code

2005-02        03/16/05  Survey and Certification Letter #05-22 Nursing Homes and Home Health Agencies—Updated Facility Computer Specifications

2004-08       08/12/04    CMS S&C-04-37; Addendum I to S&C Letter 04-24 on the Care for Residents of Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities Who Receive End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services

2004-16       12/03/04    Information Requirements for CHOWs

                                            2004-16 Attachment

2004-07       06/22/04   Tentative Interim Amendment (TIA) Alcohol-based Hand Sanitizers; Chapters 18 and 19, Life Safety Code, 2000 and 2003 Editions

2003-02       02/28/03   Payment for Test Proctors Fees/Services

2003-01       01/13/03   Posting the Life Safety Code Survey

2002-15       07/23/02   Reporting Resident-to-Resident Contact

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

2002-10       05/10/02    Waiver of the State Licensure Requirements

2002-02       02/11/02     Section 66-405, Idaho Code, regarding Treatment and Care of Residents with Developmental Disabilities

2001-12       11/23/01    Information from CMS (formerly HCFA)

2001-11       10/31/01    Transfilling of Small Portable Liquid Oxygen Units

2001-10        10/04/01    Long Term Care Informal Dispute Resolution Process

                                      2001-10 IDR Request Form

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

2000-13        10/12/00    Standing-Orders Programs for Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations

2000-10        08/12/00    New Construction, Additions/Alterations

2000-06        03/31/00    Resident –to-Resident Incident Call Line

2000-01        03/01/00    Fax Notifications of Physicians

1999-26        09/30/99    Requirement for Posting of Survey Results in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities

1997-08        07/15/97    Legislative Change Regarding NATCEP in Facilities with Substandard Care

1997-05        05/14/97    Wills, Power of Attorney for Health Care Decisions, and Related Issues Regarding Treatment Decisions

1997-03        04/16/97    Medication Distribution Technique Clarification to Informational Letter #96-14

1994-11        12/16/94    Bed-Hold Policies for Long Term Care Facilities–Information

1993-08        03/01/93    Monthly Nursing Summaries

1993-04        03/19/93    2.4 Hours Per Patient Per Day Requirement

1993-03        02/01/93    Management of Combative Residents

1993-01        01/08/93    Medication Distribution System

1989-02        01/27/89   TB Skin Testing

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