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Bureau of Facility Standards
INFORMATIONAL LETTERS INDEX FOR HOSPICE

IL#:                Issue Date:   Title:
2000-03
        03/01/2000    Hospice Agency - Deemed Status

2000-16        12/06/2000    Recognition of the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for Hospices

2001-02        01/26/2001    Appendix Q:  Guidelines for Determining Immediate Jeopardy
                                            
2002-07        04/01/2002    Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Registry and Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) Address and Phone Number Update
                                            
2002-14        07/22/2002    SQSB State Letter No. 693 Regarding Promising Practices for Implementing the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Nursing Home Residents
                                            
2004-16        12/03/2004    Clarification of Survey Agency Responsibilities in Obtaining Information for Civil Rights Clearances for Initial Certifications and Changes of Ownership (CHOW)

                                       2004-16 Attachment

2007-03        04/02/2007    Delivery of Hospice Services in Residential Care or Assisted Living Facilities
                                         
2007-05        04/25/2007    Clarification of Provider Name Nomenclature CMS S&C-07-16 dated March 2, 2007
                                        
2007-09        10/01/2007    CMS S&C-08-03 dated November 5, 2007 Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers
                                          
                                       2007-09 Attachment

2008-02        11/24/2008    CMS S&C-08-22 dated May 30, 2008 ~ SIGNATURE Stamps for Home Health  Agencies (HHA) and Hospices
                                           
2009-02        01/30/2009    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

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

2012-05        12/18/2012    CMS S&C-12-35 dated June 15, 2012 ~ Safe Use of Single Dose/Single Use Medications to Prevent Healthcare- Associated Infections

                                          All Idaho Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Hospices, Hospitals, Skilled Nursing Facilities/Nursing Facilities (SNF/NFs), Critical Access Hospitals, Home Health Agencies, Rural Health Clinics, and End Stage Renal Disease Providers

                                                2012-05 Attachment