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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality /Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 13-25-LSC ASC DATE: April 19 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Relative Humidity (RH): Waiver of Life Safety Code (LSC) Anesthetizing Location Requirements Discussion of Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Operating Room Requirements • A

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey and Certification Group Ref: SC: 15-10-Hospitals DATE: November 21 2014 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) Background Due to increasing public concerns

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC-13-55-LSC DATE: August 16 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors State Fire Authorities FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: August 13 2013 Deadline - Installation of Automatic Sprinkler Systems in Nursing Homes Survey Process issue a proposed rule on February 7 2013 that would

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 14-40-HHA DATE: July 25 2014 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS)-C1/International

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 13-36-NH DATE: June 7 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Advance Copy– Changes for Sub-Task 5E Medication Pass Observation Protocol for Long Term Care (LTC) Facilities A Background In an effort to more effectively utilize surveyor

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Admin Info: 18-02-ALL DATE: October 17 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 State Performance Standards System (SPSS) Guidance • to serve as and Background The three-dimensional structure in the FY 2018 SPSS Guidance

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Admin Info: 17-24-ALL DATE: September 01 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors State Training Coordinators and Regional Office Training Administrators FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Emergency Preparedness Training Online Course –On Demand on the Integrated Surveyor Training

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Admin Info: 13-16-RHC DATE: January 25 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Revised Form CMS-29/Verification of Clinic Data – Rural Health Clinic (RHC) Program The Form CMS-29/Verification of Clinic Data – Rural Health Clinic Program must be completed by

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 13-57-NH DATE: August 30 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Escrow and Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR) Process for Nursing Homes – Applicable to All Civil Money Penalties (CMPs) A Background Section 6111 of the

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey and Certification Group Ref: SC: 15-10-Hospitals DATE: November 21 2014 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA) Requirements and Implications Related to Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) alleging inappropriate transfers or refusal to

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 17-32-ESRD DATE: June 02 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: Cleaning the Patient Station Background Dialysis facilities are traditionally configured with individual treatment bays called dialysis "stations

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC 17-21-ALL DATE: March 24 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Information to Assist Providers and Suppliers in Meeting the New Training and Testing Requirements of the Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare Medicaid Participating

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 13-09-NH DATE: January 25 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Clarification of Interpretive Guidance at F Tag 441-Laundry and Infection Control A Background Currently the requirements for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and Nursing Facilities

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group July 22 2015 Linda Krulish PT MHS COS-C President OASIS Answers Inc PO Box 2768 Redmond WA 98073 Dear Ms Krulish: Thank you for your letter of July 6 2015 in which you requested review of a number of questions and scenarios related to data collection and accurate scoring of Outcome and Assessment Information Set

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC 17-28-PRTF DATE: May 19 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTF) FrequentlyAsked Questions (FAQs) Background The PRTF FAQ document was compiled from questions which were submitted by the

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality /Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 13-27-Deemed Providers/Suppliers Hospitals DATE: April 19 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Update of State Operations Manual (SOM) Chapter 5 Complaint Investigation • A Full Survey After Complaint for Deemed Providers/Suppliers

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality /Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 14-07-Hospital DATE: December 20 2013 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Hospital Equipment Maintenance Requirements • adherence to manufacturer's recommendations and/or set specific requirements For example all

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/ Survey Certification Group REF: SC: 13 -03-Hospital DATE: November 9 2012 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey Certification Group SUBJECT: Patient Safety Initiative FY 2013 Pilot Phase – Revised Draft Surveyor Worksheets Memorandum Summary • Patient Safety Initiative: The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group April 17 2013 Linda Krulish PT MHS COS-C President OASIS Answers Inc PO Box 2768 Redmond WA 98073 Dear Ms Krulish: Thank you for your letter of April 4 2013 in which you requested review of a number of questions and scenarios related to data collection and accurate scoring of Outcome and Assessment Information Set

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC 12-48-NH DATE: September 27 2012 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: F tag 309—Quality of Care- Advance Copy • Appendix PP of SOM The CMS made changes to surveyor guidance for End of Life in Appendix PP of the SOM to provide clarification to

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 17-17-ALL DATE: January 13 2017 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Recommendations to Providers Regarding Cyber Security Background The Cybersecurity Act of 2015 section 405(b) required the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality /Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 15-19-CAH DATE: January 16 2015 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Revised State Operations Manual (SOM) Appendix W Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) effective July 11 2014 Two final rules published by the CMS include changes to the CAH

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 15-40-NH DATE: May 22 2015 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Information Only - Review and Status of Nursing Home Survey: Summary of Traditional and Quality Indicator Survey (QIS) Findings and Issues Background Since FY 2012 CMS has focused on

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 16-15-NH DATE: March 25 2016 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: State Operations Manual (SOM) Surveyor Guidance Revisions Related to Psychosocial Harm in Nursing Homes Background In 2006 CMS issued the Psychosocial Outcome Severity Guide in

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality/Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 15-25-NH DATE: February 13 2015 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: MDS / Staffing Focused Surveys Update Background In 2014 the CMS together with five volunteer States piloted a short-term focused survey to assess Minimum Data Set Version 3 0 (MDS

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Center for Clinical Standards and Quality /Survey Certification Group Ref: SC: 16-08-CAH DATE: February 12 2016 TO: State Survey Agency Directors FROM: Director Survey and Certification Group SUBJECT: Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Recertification Checklist for Evaluation of Compliance with the Location and Distance Requirements • Background Section 1820(c)(2)(B) of the Social

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