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DQA Numbered Memos

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2012 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Number gaps indicate memos no longer current or not issued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

12-020 - Nursing Homes 12/06/12 Clarification Concerning Posting Requirements for Nurse Staffing
12-019 - Adult Day Care,
Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 
Community Based Residential Facilities, 
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, 
Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities,
Home Health Agencies, Hospices,
Hospitals,
Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes,
Rural Health Clinics 
12/04/12 New Lean Plan Review Application
12-018 - Ambulatory Surgical Centers,  Nursing Homes11/29/12 2011 Wisconsin Act 160 Licensing Anesthesiologist Assistants
12-016 - Nursing Homes 10/04/12 Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long-Term Care Coalition
12-015 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 
Certified Mental Health and AODA,
CLIA-Certified Laboratories,
Community Based Residential Facilities, 
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, 
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices,  
Hospitals,
Nurse Aide Training Programs,
Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics 
08/22/12 Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records
12-014 - Adult Family Homes, 08/22/12

Adult Family Home Training Revised Requirements

12-013 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 
Community Based Residential Facilities, 
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, 
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Hospices,  
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes
08/20/12 Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update
12-012 - Hospitals 08/07/12 Authentication of Physician Orders in Hospitals
12-011 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 
Certified Mental Health and AODA,  CLIA-Certified Laboratories, 
Community Based Residential Facilities, 
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, 
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices,  
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics 
07/24/12 e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs
12-010 - Hospitals 07/24/12 Summary Survey Report Due September 20, 2012
12-009 - Nursing Homes 06/26/12 MDS 3.0 Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Referral Process and Automated Submission (Joint Division Memo)
12-008 - Adult Day Care, Adult Family Homes, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, 
Certified Mental Health and AODA,  CLIA-Certified Laboratories, 
Community Based Residential Facilities, 
End Stage Renal Dialysis Units, 
Facilities for the Developmentally Disabled, Home Health Agencies, Hospices,  
Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, Personal Care Providers, Residential Care Apartment Complexes, Rural Health Clinics 
06/20/12 Heat Awareness
12-007 - Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes 05/04/12 Medication Setup in Assisted Living and Adult Day Care
12-006 - Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Nursing Homes

05/03/12

2011 Wisconsin Act 161

12-005 - Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Facilities Serving People with Developmental Disabilities, Nursing Homes, Residential Care Apartment Complexes 05/04/12 Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers

12-004 - Adult Day Care Centers, Adult Family Homes, Community Based Residential Facilities, Residential Care Apartment Complexes

04/16/12

Changes in the Division of Quality Assurance Bureau of Assisted Living - Southern Regional Office

12-003 -Nursing Homes

04/03/12

Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR)

12-002 -Nursing Homes 02/13/12 Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource
12-001 - Nurse Aide Training Programs, Nursing Homes 01/17/12 CMS S & C Memo 11-35 Mandate of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act for Nurse Aide Training in Nursing Homes

 

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Last Updated: January 09, 2014