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INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOME HEALTH

IL#:             Issue Date:   Title: 
2001-02     01/26/01       Appendix Q: Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
                                        
2001-04     04/04/01       Outcome Based Quality Monitoring (OBQM) Reports - OASIS Requirements to Medicare Beneficiaries

2001-07     08/29/01       Wound Ostomy Continence Nurses Society (WOCN) Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Guidance Document; State Letter No. 647

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

2001-13     11/30/01       Home Health Questions and Answers

2002-01     01/14/02       Skilled Nursing Services

2002-07     04/01/02       Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Address and Phone Number Update
                                         
2003-05     06/25/03       Rules for Home Health Agencies

2003-08     10/22/03       3-Bar Report Training

2003-10     12/16/03       Home Health Agencies (HHAs):  The Collection and Transmission of the Outcome and  Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Data for Private Pay Patients (Non-Medicare/Non-Medicaid)

                                             2003-10 Attachment

2004-05     03/26/04      Computer Backup of MDS and OASIS Data
                                        
2004-15     12/03/04      1)  Application of Home Health Agency Conditions of Participation to Patients Receiving Chore Services Exclusively and 2)  Home Health Agency Drop Sites

                                            2004-15 Attachment 1

                                            2004-15 Attachment 2

2004-16    12/03/04      Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)

2005-02    03/16/05      Survey and Certification Letter #05-22 — Updated Facility Computer Specifications
                                          
2005-11    10/14/05      Revised Chapter 2—“The Certification Process,” Sections 2180E thru 2200F, and Appendix B — Interpretive Guidelines:  Home Health Agencies

                                          2005-11 Attachment

2007-05    04/25/07      Clarification of Provider Number Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007
                                      
2007-09    10/01/07      CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers                                       

2008-02    11/24/08      CMS S&C-08-22 dated May 30, 2008 ~ SIGNATURE Stamps for Home Health Agencies (HHA) and Hospices
                                        
2010-04    06/23/10      Idaho Diet Manual, 10th Edition

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

2014-05   05/23/14      CMS S&C: 14-14 CMS Enforcement for HHAs

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

2015-17   11/02/15      CMS S&C-15-51 Dated August 8, 2015 ~ Change of Address - Notification of the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)

2016-01   03/04/16      New Non-Long Term Care Co-Supervisor

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

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