2014 Fiscal Year

Survey and Certification Letters Released in the 2014 Fiscal Year (October 2013 - September 2014)

 
 Date PostedPublication
9/29/2014 S & C Letter 14-46: Categorical Waiver for Power Strips Use in Patient Care Areas 
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8/27/2014 S & C Letter 14-43: Completion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Discharge Assessments for Resident Transfers from a Medicare and/or Medicaid-Certified Bed to a Non-Certified Bed 
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7/24/2015 S & C Letter 14-42: Release of Learning Tool on Building Respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Older Adults (Revised) 
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7/3/2014 S & C Letter 14-38: Rehabilitation Agencies: Fire Alarm Systems, SOM Appendix E Revision - Advance Copy 
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7/3/2014 S & C Letter 14-37: Revisions to SOM, Appendix PP - Guidance to Surveyors and Chapter 4 
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6/2/2014 S & C Letter 14-36: Infection Control Breaches Which Warrant Referral to Public Health Authorities 
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5/22/2014 S & C Letter 14-35: Update of SOM Chapter 5, Triaging Complaints and Referral of Complainants to Accrediting Organizations 
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5/21/2014 S & C Letter 14-34: Advanced Copy of Revised F-371: Interpretive Guidance and Procedures for Sanitary Conditions, Preparation of Eggs in Nursing Homes 
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5/21/2014 S & C Letter 14-33: Promoting Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction; Part II - Informational Only; Final Rule 
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5/20/2014 S & C Letter 14-30: Grant Solicitation for the Reinvestment of Federal CMP Funds to Benefit Nursing Home Residents 
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5/20/2014 S & C Letter 14-29: Information for Applications to Extend the Due Date for the Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems in Existing Nursing Homes 
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5/12/2014 S & C Letter 14-28: Publication of Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities for FY 2015 - Nursing Home Civil Monetary Penalties - Informational Only 
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5/12/2014 S & C Letter 14-25: Single Use Device Reprocessing Under Tag 441, Revisions to Interpretive Guidance in Appendix PP, State Operations Manual (SOM) on Infection Control 
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5/5/2014 S & C Letter 14-24: SOM Chapters 1, 2, & 3 Updates: Medicare Effective Date Termination for Initial Applicants; S & C Process for Initial Applicants; and more 
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5/5/2014 S & C Letter 14-23: Publication of Final Rule CLIA "TEST ACT" for Proficiency Testing Referral 
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4/21/2014 S & C Letter 14-22: Focused MDS and Dementia Care Surveys 
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4/21/2014 S & C Letter 14-21: Publication of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Fire Safety Requirements 
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4/21/2014 S & C Letter 14-20: FY 2014 Post Sequester Adjustment for Special Focus Facility Nursing Homes 
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4/14/2014 S & C Letter 14-19: Interim Report on the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes 
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3/31/2014 S & C Letter 14-18: Update of SOM Chapter 7 and Survey Process Timeframe Reminder (Advance Copy) 
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3/10/2014 S & C Letter 14-13: Public Comments on the Report of the National Background Check Program LTC Criminal Convictions (LTCCC) Work Group 
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3/4/2014 S & C Letter 14-12: Emergency Preparedness Checklist Revision 
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2/10/2014 S & C Letter 14-11: CLIA Amendments and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patient's Access to Test Reports 
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1/6/2014 S & C Letter 14-09: Publication of NPRM for Emergency Preparedness 
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11/11/2013 S & C Letter 14-05: Use of Direct for the Secure Transmission of Laboratory Test Results 
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10/28/2013 S & C Letter 14-04: Questions and Answers for State Recovery After the Federal Government Shutdown 
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10/28/2013 S & C Letter 14-03: Citations at F-Tag 454 - 42 CFR §483.70 Physical Environment, §483.70(a) Life Safety from Fire 
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10/4/2013 S & C Letter 14-02: Contingency Plans – State Survey & Certification Activities in the Event of Federal Government Shutdown 
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1/30/2015 S & C Letter 14-01: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in Nursing Homes 
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