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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Information - Health Facility Program


Healthcare facilities may be certified to participate in the federal Medicare program. The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) directs state health agencies or other appropriate agencies to determine if health care entities meet federal standards through surveys and complaint investigations. The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)works closely with the CMS Dallas Regional Office regarding certification matters.

DSHS divides the state into 5 geographic areas or zones; view the County Zone List to find your appropriate zone office. Additional Medicare information and CMS contact information can be found at the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services' web site; topics of interest include Medicare initial surveys, outpatient facilities, and observation patients. See the Statutes and Rules link for applicable state and federal laws, rules, and regulations.


Abortion Facilities license application
Hospital Alternative Care Sites during H1N1 Public Health Emergency PDF File   200KB
Initial Surveys for New Medicare Providers Letter PDF File 172KB
Medicare Initial Surveys Briefing Document Letter PDF File 30KB

FY 2006 End of Year CloseOut Award Process & Award of FY 2006 Supplements Letter

PDF File 54KB
CMS DSHS 2007 Initials Letter PDF File 58KB
Approved 855 Pending Initial Survey Letter PDF File 34KB
Initial Surveys of Rural Health Clinics (RHC) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) Raised to Tier 3 Priority PDF File 65KB
  • Medicare Information: Important Information for payers, vendors, and providers regarding new ICD 10 version, and related articles/attachments.
Please note, these are 3 specially tailored articles designed to target
1.) Providers 2.) Payers and 3.) Vendors.

ICD-10 Article (Providers)

PDF File

ICD-10 Article (Payers)

PDF File

ICD-10 Article (Vendors)

PDF File
CMS Region VI Contact

Nurse Consultant
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
1301 Young Street, Room 815
Dallas, Texas 75202
email rodney.mcdonald@cms.hhs.gov
Phone (214) 767-9046
Fax (214) 767-4440

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Last updated December 05, 2012