2012 Fiscal Year

Survey & Certification Letters (October 2011 - September 2012)

 
 Date PostedPublication
10/1/2012 S & C Letter 12-45: Revisions to State Operations Manual, Appendix P-Traditional Survey Protocol for LTC Facilities and Chapter 9/Exhibits & Forms 
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10/1/2012 S & C Letter 12-46: F-322 - Feeding Tubes (Advance Copy) 
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10/1/2012 S & C Letter 12-47: F-155 - Advance Directives (Advance Copy) 
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10/1/2012 S & C Letter 12-48: F-309 - Quality of Care (Advance Copy) 
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9/18/2012 S & C Letter 12-44: Hand in Hand: A Training Series for Nursing Homes, on Person Centered Care of Persons with Dementia and Prevention of Abuse 
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7/16/2012 Seventh Opportunity National Background Check Program Funding 
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7/9/2012 2012 CMS Nursing Home Action Plan 
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7/2/2012 S & C Letter 12-38: Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement in Nursing Homes 
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6/25/2012 Redesign Updates to the Nursing Home Compare Website (Effective: July 19, 2012) 
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6/18/2012 Safe Use of Single Dose / Single Use Medications to Prevent Healthcare Associated Infections 
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6/12/2012 Clarification and Revisions to Interpretive Guidance at F Tag 492, as Part of Appendix PP, SOM for LTC Facilities (Effective Immediately) 
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5/21/2012 Use of Insulin Pens in Health Care Facilities (Effective: Immediately) 
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5/15/2012 Process Change for Histocompatibility Laboratories 
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5/15/2012 Publication of Two Final Rules 
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4/2/2012 Revisions to the Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Manual and Item Subsets 
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3/19/2012 Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program Environmental Scan of State Survey Agency Training Coordinators and State HAI Coordinators 
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3/16/2012 S&C Letter 12-23: Reducing Avoidable Hospitalizations Among Nursing Facility Residents; State Survey Agency Director Role in Applications 
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3/15/2012 S & C Letter 12-20 CLIA: Implementing the Individualized Quality Control Plan for CLIA 
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3/15/2012 S & C Letter 12-21 LSC: Instructions Concerning Waivers of Specific Requirements of the 2012 Edition of the NFPA 101, the LSC, in Health Care Facilities 
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1/20/2012 S & C Letter 11-30-NH (revised): Reporting Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long Term Care Facility 
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1/6/2012 S & C Letter 12-16 (ALL): Survey and Certification Responsibilities Related to Provider Enrollment Revocations  
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12/27/2011 Update - S & C Letter 12-13 (NH): Use of Federally Imposed Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds by States  
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12/15/2011 S & C Letter 12-10 (Hospital/CAH): ACA and Implications for Certification of Physician-owned Hospitals  
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12/14/2011 S & C Letter 12-11: National Background Check Program Funding 
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12/13/2011 S & C Letter 12-06 (Hospitals/CAHs): Completing Exhibit 286  
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12/13/2011 S & C Letter 12-07 (Hospital): Clarification of Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements  
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12/13/2011 S & C Letter 12-12 (ALL): Prudent Action for the FY 2012 Medicare Survey & Certification Budget  
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12/7/2011 S & C Letter 12-09 (CLIA): Certificate and Regulatory Multiple Site Exceptions  
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12/7/2011 S & C Letter 12-08 NH: Independent IDR Process for Nursing Homes (Interim Advance Guidance)  
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11/22/2011 S & C Letter 12-05: Updated Guidance on Medication Administration, Hospital Appendix A of the SOM  
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11/15/2011 S & C Letter 12-04: Smoking Safety in Long Term Care Facilities  
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11/11/2011 S & C Letter 12-03 (CLIA): Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) Evaluation Protocol-23 (EP)  
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10/27/2011 Retraction of S&C Memo 11-37-NH 
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10/18/2011 S & C Letter 12-02: Federal Requirements for the Independent IDR Process for Nursing Homes  
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