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2013 DQA Numbered Memos

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DQA Quarterly Information Updates - Recently published memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other

Pharmacy Newscapsules - Up-to-date info on medications

The Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos deal with policies, information and interpretation of federal as well as state regulations and guidelines of the programs under DQA's jurisdiction. To request a copy of any numbered memo, contact DQA at this address:

Director's Office, Division of Quality Assurance
P.O. Box 2969
Madison, WI 53701-2969
E-mail: Division of Quality Assurance

All files include links to PDF versions of individual memos for printing purposes. PDF versions of memos published 2002 and older will have had letterheads and other graphics removed.

Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued
Obsoleted Document - Row shaded on screen, shading may not print

PLEASE BE AWARE that staff names, addresses and phone numbers contained in memos may have changed. Visit the appropriate provider's Contacts pages for current information.

DQA/BQC Memos 1983-1998 - Indexes and PDF versions of all still-current memos published 1998 and earlier.

Memo# and Providers Affected

Date
Issued

Subject

13-023 - Nursing Homes 11/06/13 Evacuation of Residents with Special Needs (PDF, 49 KB)
13-022 - Nursing Homes 10/24/13 CMS Clarification on Nursing Home Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policies (PDF, 50 KB)
13-021 - Nursing Homes 10/18/13 Required Notifications to the Division of Quality Assurance (PDF, 49 KB)
13-020 - Certified Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service Providors,
Area Administrators/Human Services Area Coordinators,
County Departments of Human Services Directors,
County Departments of Social Services Directors,
County Departments of Community Programs Directors,
Tribal Chairpersons/Human Services Facilitators
10/17/13 Addendum to Division of Quality (DQA) Assurance Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program Branch Office Policy (PDF, 65 KB)
13-019 - Adult Family Homes,
Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
Certified Mental Health and AODA,
CLIA-Certified Laboratories,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Corporate Guardians,
End Stage Renal Dialysis,
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,
Home Health Agencies,
Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nurse Aide Training Programs,
Nursing Homes,
Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities,
Personal Care Providers,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes,
Rural Health Clinics
08/15/13 HIPAA Final Rule Recommendations for Facility Compliance (PDF, 127 KB)
13-018 - Nursing Homes 08/15/13 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Website Now Available (PDF, 56 KB)
13-017 - Adult Family Homes,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Nursing Homes,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
07/01/13 Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease (PDF, 215 KB)
13-016 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
06/03/13 Requests for Waivers, Approvals, Variances and Exceptions (PDF, 286 KB)
13-015 - Certified Mental Health and AODA 05/23/13 Notice of Branch Office Policy and Certification Fees for Multi-County Comprehensive Community Services and Multi-County Community Support Programs (PDF, 117 KB)
13-014 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,
Home Health Agencies, Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nurse Aide Training Programs,
Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes
05/23/13 Danger of Entrapment Associated With Bed Rail Use (PDF, 150 KB)
13-013 - Certified Mental Health and AODA 05/08/13 On-line Recertification Application Forms for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Providers (PDF, 87 KB)
13-012 - Nursing Homes,
Nursing Home Stakeholders
04/25/13 Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds (PDF, 38 KB)
13-011 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
04/18/13 Guidelines for Use of Electronic Record Keeping in Assisted Living (PDF, 126 KB)
13-010 - Personal Care Providers 04/10/13 Personal Care Providers
Annual Reporting and Fee Submission
(PDF, 95 KB)
13-009 - Clinical Lab Improvement Amendments 04/10/13 Assessing Personnel Competency in Clinical Laboratories (PDF, 136 KB)
13-008 - Adult Family Homes,
Certified Mental Health and AODA,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Corporate Guardians
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,
Home Health Agencies, Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nursing Homes,
Personal Care Providers,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
03/25/13 Notice of Mandatory Requirement to Submit Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information (PDF, 162 KB)
13-007 - Nursing Homes 03/18/13 Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities (PDF, 49 KB)
13-006 - Nursing Homes 03/13/13 Results of the Long Term Care Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey (PDF, 31 KB)
13-005 - Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
End Stage Renal Dialysis,
Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nursing Homes
03/11/13 Submission of Construction Plans to the Milwaukee State Office Building (PDF, 99 KB)

13-004 - Psychiatric Hospitals

02/27/13 Alcohol Detoxification Services in Psychiatric Hospitals (PDF, 46 KB)
13-003 - Adult Family Homes,
Certified Mental Health and AODA,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,
Home Health Agencies, Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes,
Rural Health Clinics 
01/29/13 Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project:
Continuing Education for Caregivers
Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct
 (PDF, 118 KB)
13-002 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
01/09/13 E-SOD/E-POC Initiative  (PDF, 200 KB)
13-001 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes,
Community Based Residential Facilities,
Residential Care Apartment Complexes
01/09/13 Charging Fees Associated with Changes to a License / Certificate (PDF, 109 KB)

 

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Last Updated: January 09, 2014