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Hospitals: Memos and Publications

This page includes helpful resources related to hospitals. Publications are files or websites with additional information. Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) numbered memos are documents that deal with:

  • Hospital policies.
  • Guidelines for hospitals managed by DQA.
  • Interpreting federal and state regulations.

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Memos from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS)

View our Memos Library to access a wealth of communications issued by DHS regarding policies and procedures and how they should be put into action.

DQA numbered memos

Select a link to view the memo. You can also view the list of all DQA Memos.

For an official paper copy of any numbered memo, email or write:

To access memos from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services), visit the CMS Policy & Memos website.

Memo Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete date
DHS Requests Nursing Homes Join Hospitals in Wisconsin to Use the EMResource Bed Tracking System for Health Care Entities
Notice and Requirements for Submitting Four-Year Renewal of Licensee Background Check Information
CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions – Acute Hospital Care at Home Program
CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions – Wisconsin Hospitals
State Licensure Application for Temporary Expansion Locations during Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19
Last revised January 26, 2024