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Date: March 20, 2000 DSL-BQA-00-029

To: Hospice Providers HSPCS 12

From: Jan Eakins, Chief, Provider Regulation and Quality Improvement Section

cc:  Susan Schroeder,  Director, Bureau of Quality Assurance

The purpose of this memo is to provide information received from the federal Health Care Financing Administration, Chicago Regional Office. The attachment provides guidance for how a hospice program not located in an urbanized area can request waiver consideration of the requirement to provide dietary counseling services directly.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Barbara Woodford at (715) 855-7310 (replaced by Marianne Missfeldt, (715) 836-4036), Juan Flores at (608) 261-7824 (replaced by Jan Heimbruch - (608) 243-2086) or Jane Walters at (replaced by Cremear Mims, (608) 243-2028).

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