ALF IL/PL


ALF Provider Communications

HHSC issues updates from time to time regarding the regulations and information needed for your facility to be in compliance. Below are the Information Letters (IL), Provider Letters (PL), Technical Memorandae (TM), Federal Survey & Certification Letters (S&C), State Survey & Certification Clarification Memos (S&CC) and Regional Survey & Certification Letters (RS&C) for Assisted Living Facilities.
 
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Information Letters (IL)
Fiscal Year 2018 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Yearend Closeout Processing
Information Letter #18-08

Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
Information Letter #18-06

Fiscal Year 2017 Cutoff Dates for Fee-for-Service Year-end Closeout Processing
Information Letter #17-17

Preparing for the Upcoming Fiscal Year 2017 Fee-for-Service Claims Billing Closeout
Information Letter #17-13

2016 Cost Report and Cost Report Preparer Requirements
Information Letter #17-03

All Information Letters for ALFs


Provider Letters (PL)
Rules related to License Terms and Survey Frequency
Provider Letter #18-24

Adopted Rules related to Licensing Enforcement and Staff Training
Provider Letter #18-23

Expedited Life Safety Code Inspection Time Frames
Provider Letter #18-21

Incident Reporting Requirements (replaces PL #13-04 & PL#18-07)
Provider Letter #18-20

Emergency Preparedness Reminder (replaces PL #15-15 & PL #15-04)
Provider Letter #18-19

New Web-based Licensure System - Texas Unified Licensure Information Portal (TULIP)
Provider Letter #18-15

Annual Mandatory Training for Assisted Living Facility Managers (replaces PL #12-25)
Provider Letter #18-12

Life Safety Code Technical Memoranda
Provider Letter #18-11

Amended Nursing Peer Review Committee (NPRC) Requirements and a State Agency’s Duty to Report
Provider Letter #18-06

Accessibility Standards in Assisted Living Facilities
Provider Letter #18-05

All Provider Letters for ALFs


Life Safety Code Technical Memorandae (TM)
Fence Requirements and Gate Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Facilities
Technical Memorandum #18-03

Control Door Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Facilities
Technical Memorandum #18-02

Exit Door Locking Arrangements for Certified Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Facilities
Technical Memorandum #18-01


Federal Survey & Certification Letters (S&C)
An Initiative to Address Facility Initiated Discharges that Violate Federal Regulations
S&C Letter #18-08

Clarification regarding Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP/CEP) Waiver and Appeal Requirements
S&C Letter #18-02

Revised Policies regarding the Immediate Imposition of Federal Remedies- FOR ACTION
S&C Letter #18-01

Advance Notice Solicitation Deadline - National Background Check Program
S&C Letter #17-47

Electronic Staffing Submission - Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Public Use File
S&C Letter #17-45

All S&C Letters


State Survey & Certification Clarification Memos (S&CC)
New Rules for HCSSAs Providing Habilitation
S&CC Memo #16-11

Employee Misconduct Registry (EMR), Nurse Aide Registry (NAR), and Medication Aide Registry (MAR) Referral Process (replaces S&CC #14-04)
S&CC Memo #16-05

Survey Revisit Guidance
S&CC Memo #16-04

Prompt Reporting of Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (ANE)
S&CC Memo #16-02

Nursing Facility Administrator (NFA) License Verification
S&CC Memo #16-01

All S&CC Memos


Regional Survey & Certification Letters (RS&C)
Temporary Facility Closure for Repair or Renovation
RS&C Letter #17-05

Guidance for Processing Non-Compliance with State Licensure Requirements
RS&C Letter #14-02

CMS Region VI-Dallas Delegation of Notification of the Imposition and Starting Date of Optional Denial of Payment for New Admissions to the State Survey Agencies in Region VI
RS&C Letter #12-04

Procedural Instructions for Processing Certifications Concerning Legal Names and Doing Business as Names of Providers and Suppliers
RS&C Letter #12-02

Voluntary Termination and Related Processes
RS&C Letter #12-01

All RS&C Letters