Notify vendor of residential care/assisted living facilities. Patients residing in residential care facilities or assisted living facilities are eligible for PCF and therefore eligible for the PCF PEC Survey. You must communicate to your practice site’s vendor the names and addresses of residential care facilities and assisted living facilities where patients reside. It is preferable if all such facilities can be identified, but at a minimum, you must identify all such facilities where five or more of your practice’s patients reside. To identify facilities, you may scan through your practice site’s patient’s addresses or may do a geographical search of nearby residential care/assisted living facilities. Once identified, the vendor will treat these patients differently in the survey. These patients’ facilities receive a special envelope that is designed to catch the attention of facility staff and solicit proxy respondents. They also do not receive telephone follow-up because of the burden this causes facility staff.