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Provider Letters

A listing of DADS Letters to Providers is available at
    http://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/communications/letters.cfm

You are then able to filter by your facility type.


Determination of Separate Entities (replaces PL# 01-46 & PL# 02-05)
Provider Letter #17-35

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Home Health and Hospice Agencies
Provider Letter #17-34

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Nursing Facilities
Provider Letter #17-32

Early Voting in Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities
Provider Letter #17-31

Retired NF Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-29

Retired HCSSA Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-27

Retired ALF Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-25

All Providers are Required to Redo Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) Searches Conducted from June 14, 2017, through August 3, 2017
Provider Letter #17-24

All Providers Are Required To Redo Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Searches Conducted From June 9, 2017, through July 27, 2017
Provider Letter #17-23

Pre-admission Screening and Resident Review - Quality Service Reviews (replaces PL #14-33 & IL #14-80)
Provider Letter #17-22 / Information Letter #17-14

Electronic Health Records
Provider Letter #17-20

Rule Amendments in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 18, Nursing Facility Administrators
Provider Letter #17-19

Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation, Misappropriation of Resident Property, and Other Incidents that Must Be Reported to DADS (replaces PL# 14-13)
Provider Letter #17-18

Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Projects are Subject to Unannounced Visits to Ensure Project Implementation
Provider Letter #17-17

Guidelines Regarding Plans of Correction Associated with a PASRR Violation
Provider Letter #17-16

Failure to Deliver PASRR Services
Provider Letter #17-15

Initial License and Alzheimer’s Certification of a Type B ALF for an Applicant in Good Standing
Provider Letter #17-14

Retired NF Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-13

Retired HCSSA Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-11

Retired ALF Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-09

Process for Retiring Provider Letters
Provider Letter #17-08

The Executive Commissioner’s License Revocation and Stay of License Revocation
Provider Letter #17-07

Implementation of the 2012 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101 - Life Safety Code (LSC) and 2012 edition of the NFPA 99 - Health Care Facilities Code (HCFC)
Provider Letter #17-04

Quarterly Immediate Jeopardy Reports
Provider Letter #17-01

Rule Amendments in Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 40, Part 1, Chapter 95, Medication Aides Program Requirements
Provider Letter #16-43

Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) (replaces PL #11-15)
Provider Letter #16-42

Steward Litigation Hold Notice Related to Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Requirements
Provider Letter #16-41

Assisted Living Facility Disclosure Statement
Provider Letter #16-40

Information Related to Review of Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) on Facility Job Applicants and Employees (replaces PL #15-34)
Provider Letter #16-39

Clarification of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) Self-Reporting and “Duty to Report” Requirements
Provider Letter #16-36

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) relating to licensing and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Moratorium on Home Health Agency (HHA) Enrollment in Texas (replaces PL #14-12)
Provider Letter #16-35

Initial License for a Type A or Type B ALF for an Applicant in Good Standing
Provider Letter #16-34

Top Non-Compliance Trends with the Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Requirements
Provider Letter #16-33

Retired ALF Provider Letters
Provider Letter #16-29

Retired Nursing Facility Provider Letters
Provider Letter #16-28

Retired HCSSA Provider Letters
Provider Letter #16-27

Rule Amendments in Title 40, Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 19, Nursing Facility Requirements for Licensure and Medicaid Certification; and Chapter 92, Licensing Standards for Assisted Living Facilities
Provider Letter #16-25

HCSSA Self-reports of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and Provider Investigation Report Form, DADS Form 3613 (replaces PL #06-12)
Provider Letter #16-22

Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry, and Employee Misconduct Registry Requirements (replaces PL #15-34 and PL #06-48)
Provider Letter #16-21

Provider Requirements for MDS 3.0 (replaces PL #10-19)
Provider Letter #16-20

Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) Requirements (replaces PL #15-34 and #06-48)
Provider Letter #16-18

Supporting Physician Documentation
Provider Letter #16-17

Training Requirements for Administrators and Alternate Administrators
Provider Letter #16-16

New Tool for Reporting Survey Inconsistencies
Provider Letter #16-10; Provider Letter #16-12; Provider Letter #16-13

Submitting Individual Plan of Care Documentation
Provider Letter #16-09

Acceptance of Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) (replaces PL #14-27)
Provider Letter #16-08

Mandatory Reporting of Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) Data
Provider Letter #16-03

New Information on Handguns in ALFs
Provider Letter #16-02

NFs Required to Update Handgun Signs
Provider Letter #16-01

Information Related to Review of Criminal History, Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) on Facility Job Applicants, Employees, and Volunteers (replaces PL #06-48)
Provider Letter #15-48

Revised Disclosure Section of Form 3720-N (NF Application), Form 3720 (ALF,DAHS, and ICF/IID Application) and Form 3736 (Type C ALF Application) (replaces PL #11-02)
Provider Letter #15-37

Temporary Method for Verifying Employability of Nurse Aides and Provider Expectations to Satisfy Regulatory Requirements
Provider Letter #15-33

Decertifying and De-allocating Medicaid Beds that are Not Available for Use
Provider Letter #15-31

Statutory and Regulatory Changes to Investigations of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE) (replaces PL #07-25)
Provider Letter #15-29

Receiving Survey Documents Electronically
Provider Letter #15-28

Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0 Rules Amendments
Provider Letter #15-26

Technical Difficulties with Credential Management System
Provider Letter #15-25

Notification of Name Change from Adult Day Care to Day Activity and Health Services
Provider Letter #15-20

Bond/Letter of Credit Requirement for Applicants Granted Medicaid Bed Waivers
Provider Letter #15-19

Changes Made to Form 3613-A
Provider Letter #15-18

Randomized List of HCSSA Administration Training Providers
Provider Letter #15-17

Preadmission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Facility Requirements (replaces PL #14-21)
Provider Letter #15-16

Emergency Preparedness Reminder (replaces PL #14-11)
Provider Letter #15-15

Guidelines for Reporting Incidents to DADS (replaces PL #03-13)
Provider Letter #15-14

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Requirements (replaces PL #15-11)
Provider Letter #15-13

Direction from CMS on Prioritization of Initial Medicare Certification Surveys (replaces PL #13-09)
Provider Letter #15-09

Power Mobility Device Considerations
Provider Letter #15-08

New Process for Submitting Medicaid Occupancy Reports Effective June 1, 2015 (replaces PL #11-24)
Provider Letter #15-06

Discontinuation of the Facility Inventory, Vacancy and Evacuation Status System
Provider Letter #15-04

Small House Waivers with Deficient Schematic Plans
Provider Letter #15-03

NF Expectations Related to Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
Provider Letter #14-34

Regulatory Expectations Related to Ebola
Provider Letter #14-29

Home and Community Support Services Medicare Agencies Relocation
Provider Letter #14-28

Documentation of Guardianship Status in Resident Records
Provider Letter #14-26

Guidelines for Reporting Incidents to the Department of Aging and Disability Services (replaces PL #03-01)
Provider Letter #14-22

Joint Investigation with Law Enforcement Agencies of Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation Allegations
Provider Letter #14-18

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations (replaces PL #10-14)
Provider Letter #14-10

Small House NF or Household NF
Provider Letter #14-09

Complaints Regarding Surveyors (replaces PL #02-42)
Provider Letter #14-07

Clarification to Hospice Agencies Providing Inpatient Care Directly
Provider Letter #14-06

Changes to the Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Licensing Standards
Provider Letter #14-02

ALF Locked Alzheimer's Units (replaces PL #12-24)
Provider Letter #14-01

Implementation of New Medicaid Bed Allocation Rules
Provider Letter #13-45

Adoption of the 2000 Edition of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101, the Life Safety Code (LSC), for Assisted Living Facilities and of Minimum Construction Classification Requirements for Existing Wood Frame Large Type B Assisted Living Facilities (replaces PL #13-17)
Provider Letter #13-43

Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Accreditation Organization Pilot Program
Provider Letter #13-42

New Assisted Living Facility (ALF) Requirements in House Bill (HB) 424
Provider Letter #13-39

Prohibition of Handcuffs and Leg Shackles for Residents Admitted Directly from Jails and Correctional Facilities
Provider Letter #13-38

Emergency Preparedness Planning for External and Internal Disasters (replaces PL #11-25 & PL #06-18)
Provider Letter #13-37

Clarification of the Provision of Dialysis Services to Residents in NFs
Provider Letter #13-36

Nursing Facility (NF) Alzheimer's Certification Period and Fee Changes
Provider Letter #13-35

Nursing Facility (NF) Licensure Period and Fee Changes
Provider Letter #13-34

Emergency Planning for Individuals Who Require Bariatric Care
Provider Letter #13-33

Aging in Place
Provider Letter #13-32

Licensed Vocational Nurse On-Call Pilot Participation Survey
Provider Letter #13-22 & Information Letter #13-46

Documenting Delivery of Non-Delegated Tasks by Unlicensed Persons
Provider Letter #13-20 & Information Letter #13-24

Amelioration of Administrative Penalties (replaces PLs #06-38, #02-36 and #03-32)
Provider Letter #13-18

Ashtrays of Noncombustible Material and Safe Design (replaces PL #11-13)
Provider Letter #13-16

Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) and in-service Requirements (replaces PL #07-57)
Provider Letter #13-13

MDS 3.0 Section Q: Referral to the Community: Nursing Facility (NF) Responsibilities and Local Contact Agency Information (replaces IL #11-57 & PL #11-20)
Provider Letter #13-12 & Information Letter #13-17

Application for Nursing Facility License and Participation in Title XIX Medicaid, Form 3720-N Revisions
Provider Letter #13-11

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Direction Regarding Workload Prioritization (replaces PLs #11-17, #11-04, #07-18 and #07-15)
Provider Letter #13-10

Registration with the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (replaces PL #09-20)
Provider Letter #13-08

Senate Bill (SB) 223 and House Bill (HB) 1720 Rule Revision to 40 TAC Chapter 97
Provider Letter #13-06

Requirement to Present DPS Criminal History Reports Obtained from Private Agencies to Surveyors
Provider Letter #13-02

Renovations that Pose a Potential Risk of Asbestos Exposure
Provider Letter #13-01

Licensure Period Changes
Provider Letter #12-33

HCSSA Joint Training
Provider Letter #12-31

Revision to DADS Form 2021 License Application
Provider Letter #12-28

Requirement to Submit Facility Resident Death Report Via Web Portal (replaces PL# 10-21)
Provider Letter #12-26

Annual Mandatory Training for ALFs
Provider Letter #12-25

CDC Tuberculosis Guidelines
Provider Letter #12-20

Identifying Information Required on Licensure Applications (replaces PL #07-10)
Provider Letter #12-18

New Policy Requirement and CDC Guidelines for Vaccine-Preventable Diseases (replaces PL #12-02)
Provider Letter #12-17

Compliance Date Extended for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Requirement
Provider Letter #12-15

Denial of an Initial License or Renewal of a License Based on Adverse Licensing Action
Provider Letter #12-13

Entering Nursing On-Call Service Data into the Client Assignment and Registration (CARE) System
Provider Letter #12-11

Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) On-call Telephone Services Pilot Program and Operational Protocol (replaces PL #11-38)
Provider Letter #12-10

Inappropriately Placed Residents
Provider Letter #12-09

Reporting Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long-Term Care Facility (replaces PL #12-06)
Provider Letter #12-07

Skilled Nursing Services in an ALF
Provider Letter #11-37

New Health and Safety Code (HSC) Chapter 260A Regarding Reporting and Investigating Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE)
Provider Letter #11-36

Regulatory Review of Licensed Type C Assisted Living Facilities
Provider Letter #11-33

New Convictions Barring Employment Added to Health and Safety Code Chapter 250
Provider Letter #11-32

Medication Administration by an Unlicensed Person and Clarification of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) Delegation Rules (replaces S&CC #06-13)
Provider Letter #11-31

New Safety Operations and Emergency Preparedness Rules
Provider Letter #11-27

New Emergency Preparedness and Safety Operations Rules
Provider Letter #11-26

Frequently Asked Questions (replaces the NF section of S&CC #04-07)
Provider Letter #11-23

Frequently Asked Questions (replaces the ICF/MR section of S&CC #04-07)
Provider Letter #11-22

DADS State Office Closure Due to Inclement Weather or an Emergency Situation and a Requirement to Submit a Written Report to DADS within a Specified Time Frame
Provider Letter #11-19

CMS Clarification of the Definition of Injuries of Unknown Source and Reporting Requirements
Provider Letter #11-18

New Emergency Preparedness and Safety Operations Rules
Provider Letter #11-14

Ashtrays of Noncombustible Material and Safe Design
Provider Letter #11-13

Information for the Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs
Provider Letter #11-12

Employment Eligibility Verification Systems
Provider Letter #11-10

24-hour Contacts for Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Inquiries (replaces PL #10-17)
Provider Letter #11-09

Annual Checks of the Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR) and Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) (replaces PL #10-38)
Provider Letter #11-07

Wall-mounted Objects
Provider Letter #11-06

 


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