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Revisions to Chapter HFS 133, Wisconsin Administrative Code Effective December 1, 2007

PDF Version of DQA 07-020 (PDF, 22 KB)

Date: December 3, 2007 -- DQA Memo 07- 020
To: Home Health Agencies HHA 08 
From: Otis Woods, Administrator
Division of Quality Assurance

Revisions to Chapter HFS 133, Wisconsin Administrative Code, Effective December 1, 2007

On December 1, 2007, several changes to Chapter HFS 133, Wisconsin Administrative Code took effect.

The revisions were developed by staff from the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) in collaboration with the Home Care Advisory Committee representing providers, consumers, and association representatives. The revised Chapter HFS 133 eliminates rules that were overly prescriptive and modifies rules to be consistent with federal regulations. 

Other revisions were made to reflect current terminology and standards of practice and to include standards promulgated in other statutes and administrative codes since the last code revision in 2001. The rule was also revised to recognize that Wisconsin now allows advanced practice nurse prescribers to be the primary care providers for home health care patients.

The DQA memorandum listed below has been updated to be consistent with the revised code, and will be available on the DQA internet site shortly.

DSL-BQA-01-017 Home Health Update Chapter HFS 133, Wisconsin Administrative Code

The DQA memorandum listed below has been rescinded.

DDES-BQA 04-021 Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 133 Home Health Statewide Waivers and Wisconsin Administrative Code Chapter HFS 133 Home Health Interpretations

A current copy of Chapter HFS 133 can be obtained on the Internet at: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/dhs/dhs133.pdf

If you have questions about this information, please contact the Section Chief assigned to your agency. The names and telephone numbers of the Section Chiefs are listed below:

Jan Heimbruch
Section Chief
Acute Care Compliance Section
Northern Team
(608) 266-0371

Mark Andrews
Section Chief
Acute Care Compliance Section
Southern Team
(608) 266-0269

 

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