2013 Fiscal Year

Survey & Certification Letters (October 2012 - September 2013)

 
 Date PostedPublication
11/19/2013 S & C Letter 13-55: (Revised) Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems in Nursing Homes  
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9/9/2013 S & C Letter 13-60: Acquisitions of Providers / Suppliers with Rejection of Automatic Assignment of the Medicare Provider Agreement 
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9/5/2013 S & C Letter 13-57: Escrow and Independent Informal Dispute Resolution Process for Nursing Homes - Applicable to All Civil Money Penalties 
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9/5/2013 S & C Letter 13-58: 2000 Edition NFPA 101 LSC Waivers 
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9/5/2013 S & C Letter 13-59: Release of CLIA Brochure #11, CLIA Individualized Quality Control Plan Introduction 
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8/26/2013 Survey and Certification Letter 13-56: MDS 3.0 Discharge Assessments That Have Not Been Completed and / or Submitted 
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8/19/2013 CLIA Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP): A New Quality Control (QC) Option 
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8/5/2013 S & C Letter 13-50: Notification of Facility Closure: Revisions to Tags F203 and F204 and Issuance of New Tags F523 and F524 in the State Operations Manual, Appendix PP 
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7/15/2013 S & C Letter 13-46: OCR Clearance Process 
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6/28/2013 S & C Letter 13-42: Access and Visitation Rights in LTC Facilities 
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6/28/2013 S & C Letter 13-43: Changes to the Nursing Home Compare Website Data 
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6/28/2013 S & C Letter 13-44: Public Release of the Five-Star Quality Rating System Three-Year Report 
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6/24/2013 S & C Letter 13-41: Revision to the Ninth Opportunity National Background Check Program Funding 
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6/14/2013 S&C Letter 13-39: Deployment of EUA Bird Flu Test to State Public Health Laboratories by the CDC 
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6/10/2013 S & C Letter 13-36: Changes for Sub-Task 5E, Medication Pass Observation Protocol for LTC Facilities 
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6/10/2013 S & C Letter 13-37: Rollout of QAPI Materials for Nursing Homes 
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5/29/2013 S & C Letter 13-35: Dementia Care in Nursing Homes; Appendix P and PP Clarifications for F309 and F329 
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5/24/2013 S & C Letter 13-34: Release of Mandatory Surveyor Training Program on Care of Persons with Dementia and Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication Use - Release of Third Video 
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4/24/2013 S & C Letter 13-27: Update of State Operations Manual Chapter 5, Complaint Investigation 
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4/17/2013 S & C Letter 13-24: Report of the National Background Check Program LTC Criminal Convictions Workgroup 
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4/17/2013 National Background Check Program LTC Criminal Convictions Report 
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4/9/2013 S & C Letter 13-22: Life Safety Code Short Form Survey for Nursing Homes - Limited Option 
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4/9/2013 S & C Letter 13-23: FY2013 Sequestration Adjustments for Survey and Certification 
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3/25/2013 S & C Letter 13-21 (ALL): Access to Statements of Deficiencies on the Web 
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3/11/2013 S & C Letter 13-14 -ALL: Luer Misconnection Adverse Events 
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3/11/2013 S & C Letter 13-15-NH: Physician Delegation of Tasks in Skilled Nursing Facilities and Nursing Facilities 
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3/11/2013 S & C Letter 13-16-NH: F Tag 155 - Advance Directives - Revised Advance Copy 
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3/11/2013 S & C Letter 13-17-NH: F Tag 322 - Naso-Gastric Tubes - Revised Advance Copy 
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3/6/2013 S & C Letter 13-12: Ninth Opportunity National Background Check Program Funding 
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3/5/2013 S & C Letter 13-13: Information Only - New Dining Standards of Practice Resources 
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1/28/2013 S & C Letter 13-09: Clarification of Interpretive Guidance at F441 - Laundry and Infection Control 
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12/24/2012 S & C Letter 13-07: CLIA - Release of CLIA Brochure #10, What Do I Need to Do to Assess Personnel Competency? 
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12/24/2012 S & C Letter 13-05: Nursing Homes - Preview of Nursing Home Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Guide 
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12/18/2012 S & C 13-06: Nursing Homes - Notice; Eighth Opportunity National Background Check Program Funding 
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11/6/2012 S & C 13-02: Nursing Homes - Clarification of Guidance Related to Medication Errors and Pharmacy Services 
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