Division of Quality Assurance Information
- e-SOD/e-POC Provider Information
- Survey Guide: Home Health and Hospice Licensure and Certification, P-63075 (PDF)
- Cross-walk between State Administrative Rules and Medicare Requirement, F-62519 (PDF)
- Hospice Directories
- Medication Aides
- Plan Review Requirements – Construction/Remodeling of Health Care Facilities
- Reporting Client / Patient Death Attributable to Suicide, Restraint, or Psychotropic Medication
- Care Coordination between Hospice and Other Providers
- Hospice / Residential Care Apartment Complex Interface (PDF)
- Guidelines for Care Coordination for Hospice Patients Who Reside in Nursing Homes
- RAI/MDS 3.0 Information
- Hospice/CBRF Interface (PDF) - Guideline to Care Coordination for Hospice Patients in Community-Based Residential Facilities.
PLEASE NOTE: This document was prepared by the Hospice Organization of Wisconsin (HOW) and is not a product of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. We are making this available as a service to the public. This document should not be construed as Department policy in any way.
- Facilities Seeking to Perform Laboratory Testing – Information
- Filing a Complaint Resource Sheet (consumer information) (PDF)
Other Wisconsin Information
- DHS Provider Information
- Dementia Care System Redesign and Resources
- Medicaid Hospice Provider Information
- The Diabetes Prevention & Control Program in Wisconsin
Federal Resources – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (including S&C letters), HIPAA, Civil Rights, US Department of Labor, etc.
- S&C Letter 02-44 (PDF) "Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care", 9/12/02 - Temporary measure allowing hospices to contract for nursing care
- S&C Letter 02-29 (PDF) "Promising Practices in the Implementation of the Medicare Hospice Benefit in Nursing Homes", 5/10/02
- CMS Provider Center - Hospice Resource
- Hospice Conditions of Participation
Licensee Change of Ownership
If operation of the hospice is later transferred to another owner, ownership group, or to a lessee, the licensee is required to notify the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) at the time they are planning a change-of-ownership transfer as the license is non-transferable.
Documentation must be submitted to DQA to officiate the change of owner.
If operation of the hospice is later transferred to another owner, ownership group, or to a lessee, the Health Insurance Benefits Agreement will be transferred.
- You are required to notify DQA at the time you are planning a change-of-ownership transfer as your license is non-transferable.
- Complete all applicable sections of application, including Section B. which may be obtained from the Hospice Licensing Specialist who can be reached at 608-266-2702
See Rules & Regulations for hospices:
- Wisconsin Stat. § 50.90
- Wisconsin Admin. Code ch. DHS 131 - Hospice Rules
- Please review and submit Policies and Procedures Necessary to meet Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 131
- A nonrefundable fee of $300.00 must be included with your application as required under Wis. Admin. Code § DHS 131.14(1), except that:
- The fee for a hospice that is a nonprofit corporation and is served entirely by uncompensated volunteers or employs persons in not more than 1.5 positions at 40 hours of employment per week shall be $25; and
- The fee for a hospice that is a nonprofit organization, that is served entirely by uncompensated volunteers and that charges no fees may be waived by the department upon request.
Caregiver Background Check Process – A background check is completed on all signatories and interested parties having access to clients.
- Select the appropriate section, "New Applicant" or "Existing."
- Complete and required Background Information Disclosure (BID) forms.
- Review Chapters 1 and 2 in the Caregiver Program Manual concerning the fees and process of employees' background checks.
Safety in Healthcare
- Provider resources for Safety in Healthcare
- Health Emergency Preparedness and Response
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Emergency Preparedness and Response website includes preparedness resources for healthcare facilities.
U.S. Department of Labor
- The United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division Fact Sheet website provides information by topic of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Fact Sheet topics include: Health Care, Nursing Care Facilities, Nurses, Recordkeeping, Home Health Care, Hours Worked, Overtime, and additional areas.
- Wisconsin's Flu Resource website
- Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization
- Winter Safety: Hypothermia, Indoor/Outdoor Safety, Clear Exits, Holiday Decorations
- Summertime Safety: Heat-Related Illness, Power Outages, Tornadoes and Severe Weather
- National Weather Service: Wind Chill Chart