DQA Email Subscription (Listserv) Archives

The last twelve months of the Division of Quality Assurance email messages sent to listserv subscribers may be viewed below. Messages are listed in chronological order (newest to oldest) for each of the three DQA listservs.

DQA Notification
and Updates

Notifications include DQA numbered memos, DQA Quarterly Information Updates, CMS program letter, provider training, rules development, and the Pharmacy Newscapsule.

Date Subject
8/5/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
8/4/20 Immunization Program: Off-Site Vaccine Delivery Guidance
8/4/20 DHS 131 Hospice Administrative Code Updated - Effective August 1, 2020
8/4/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
7/30/20 Important update for Wisconsinites
7/29/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, July 31, at 7 a.m.
7/28/20 CDC COCA Call: COVID-19 & Telehealth Implementation
7/28/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
7/23/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
7/22/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, July 24, at 7 a.m.
7/21/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
7/17/20 Outdoor Visitation Guidance for Nursing Homes
7/17/20 Reminder: Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR)
7/15/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, July 17, at 7 a.m.
7/14/20 Voting News for Care Facilities from the Wisconsin Elections Commission
7/14/20 CDC COCA Call: Clinical Management of MIS-C Associated with COVID-19
7/14/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
7/10/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
7/9/20 Governor's Task Force on Caregiving Seeks Public Comment on Policy Proposals
7/9/20 Testing NH and ICF/IID Staff and Residents
7/8/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, July 10, at 7 a.m.
7/8/20 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 1 p.m.
7/7/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
7/3/20 Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services in Long -Term Care Settings
7/2/20 PDPM Codes Required on OBRA Assessments Effective October 1, 2020
7/2/20 DHS 124 Hospital Administrative Code Updated - Effective July 1, 2020
7/2/20 DHS Urges Residents to Stay Home Ahead of July 4th Weekend
7/1/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: No webinar this Friday, July 3
6/30/20 DHS to Reopen Provider Payment Program to Cover Future Months of COVID-19 Losses and Expenses
6/30/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
6/29/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
6/26/20 Apply by CDT TUESDAY 11:59 P.M. CDT for CARES Act Funds
6/25/20 PASRR: Reminders
6/24/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, June 26, at 7 a.m.
6/24/20 Governor's Task Force on Caregiving
6/23/20 Immunization Program: Important Information About Safe Vaccine Delivery
6/23/20 COVID-19 Activity Level Data Dashboard
6/23/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
6/17/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, June 19, at 7 a.m.
6/16/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
6/15/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
6/12/20 Return to work guidance for asymptomatic health care workers
6/12/20 Clarification regarding 14-Day Observation for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities
6/11/20 CDC COCA Call: Applying COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Strategies in Nursing Homes
6/10/20 COVID-19: Provider Relief Fund
6/10/20 Division of Public Health Guidance for Hospitals and Long Term Care Facilities
6/10/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, June 12, at 7 a.m.
6/9/20 Revised DQA Memos 20-003, 20-004 and 20-007
6/9/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
6/5/20 Reminder: CMP Grants Available to Federally Certified Nursing Homes to Provide Technology for Virtual Social and Telehealth Visit
6/4/20 Application to Receive COVID-19 Funds Opens June 5
6/3/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, June 5, at 7 a.m.
6/3/20 Important Updates re: Specimen Acceptance Criteria Resource and Gold Cross Courier Pickup
6/2/20 CDC COCA Call: Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response
6/2/20 Link Update: Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
6/2/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
5/29/20 Specimen Acceptance Criteria for Nursing Homes and ICFs/IID Testing
5/27/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, May 29, at 7 a.m.
5/26/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
5/22/20 Instructions for Requesting Access to COVID-19 Lab Results Lookup Report
5/21/20 CMS Issues QSO-20-29-NH and QSO-20-30-NH
5/20/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, May 22, at 7 a.m.
5/20/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
5/19/20 Economic Impact Payment Checks to Residents
5/18/20 Update for Emergency Nurse Aide Training Programs Due to End of Public Health Emergency
5/18/20 COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
5/14/20 In Case You Missed It - COVID-19: Health Care Workers and First Responders: Save and Send Your N95 Respirators for Decontamination
5/13/20 CMS issues Emergency Declaration 1135 Blanket Waivers to Expand Hospitals’ Abilities to Offer Long-Term Care Services, Swing Beds
5/13/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, May 15, at 7 a.m.
5/12/20 DQA Quarterly Information Update – April 2020
5/12/20 NHSN: Live walk-through of new NHSN COVID-19 module for LTCF
5/9/20 COVID-19: Health Care Workers and First Responders: Save and Send Your N95 Respirators for Decontamination
5/6/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, May 8, at 7 a.m.
5/6/20 UPDATED MEETING LINK: Thursday Long-Term Care Webinar – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
5/5/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
5/4/20 Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Guidance during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
5/1/20 COVID-19: Please keep your N95 masks
5/1/20 DQA Memo 20-008 / State Licensure Application for Temporary Nursing Facility Expansion Units and Transfer Options during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
4/30/20 New COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Protecting Yourself During a Home Visit
4/29/20 CMP Grants Available to Federally Certified Nursing Homes to Provide Technology for Virtual Social and Telehealth Visit
4/29/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, May 1, at 7 a.m.
4/29/20 COVID-19: Infection Prevention Quality Improvement Initiative
4/28/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
4/28/20 COVID-19: Please keep your N95 masks
4/27/20 UPDATED: Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
4/27/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
4/26/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
4/25/20 Updated Process for PPE Requests
4/24/20 DQA Memo 20-007 / Wisconsin Home Health Agencies CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Emergency Order # 21
4/24/20 DQA Memo 20-006 / Use of Remote Support Providers in Regulated Adult Family Homes
4/24/20 CMS Releases Additional COVID-19 Blanket Waivers for Long-Term Care Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers and Intermediate Care Facilities
4/23/20 Reminder: Caregiver Background Checks and Misconduct Reporting Remain in Effect during the COVID-19 Emergency
4/22/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, April 24, at 7 a.m.
4/21/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
4/21/20 Home Care Provider Guidance for COVID-19
4/17/20 DQA Memo 20-005 / Guidance for Ambulatory Surgical Centers Temporarily Enrolling as a Hospital during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
4/17/20 DQA Memo 20-004 / Wisconsin Nursing Homes CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Executive Order # 21
4/17/20 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding outage on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4/16/20 Watching Out for Wisconsin's Children and Families
4/15/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, April 17, at 7 a.m.
4/15/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Friday, April 17
4/14/20 Action Requested: PPE Decontamination Survey
4/14/20 Important Update April 14, 2020: BOALTC Memo re: COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
4/14/20 Nursing Home Response to COVID-19 – Long-Term Care Webinar, Thursday, April 16, 2020
4/13/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Thursday, April 16
4/13/20 Updated April 13, 2020: BOALTC Memo re: COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
4/10/20 Volunteer to support Wisconsin's COVID-19 response
4/10/20 COVID-19 Emergency Nurse Aide Training Program Website & Webinar – Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at 11 a.m.
4/9/20 PPE Request Process for Long-Term Care Providers Caring for COVID-19 Positive Individuals
4/9/20 DQA Memo 20-003 / Wisconsin Hospices CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions and Governor Evers Emergency Order # 21
4/9/20 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding outage on Sunday, April 12, 2020
4/8/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, April 10, at 7 a.m.
4/8/20 Wisconsin Hospice COVID-19 Webinar – Friday, April 10 at 11 a.m.
4/8/20 Today: Two Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Webinars
4/7/20 Action Requested: Strategic National Stockpile Order Process
4/7/20 DQA Memo 20-002 / CMS 1135 Waiver Provisions – Wisconsin Hospitals
4/7/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
4/6/20 Changes to COVID-19 Reporting Requirements for Wisconsin Hospitals and Health Departments
4/6/20 Local, Safe Child Care Available for Essential Workforce Families
4/6/20 DQA Memo 20-001 / State Licensure Application for Temporary Expansion Locations during Public Health Emergency related to COVID-19
4/3/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
4/3/20 Announcing the Resilient Wisconsin Initiative
4/2/20 Reminder - Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning May 1, 2020
4/2/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, April 3rd at 7 a.m.
3/31/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Thursday (4/2/2020)
3/31/20 COVID-19: Voting - What Should You Know?
3/30/20 DCF launches new tools connecting essential workforce families to local, safe child care
3/27/20 Expanding Capacity and Tracking Additional Beds in Rural Communities
3/27/20 Correction: Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Guidance during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
3/27/20 Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory Guidance during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
3/26/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Friday (3/27/20)
3/26/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, March 27, at 7 a.m.
3/25/20 DEADLINE EXTENDED: Strategic National Stockpile Order Process
3/25/20 Three Month Extensions of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Certifications
3/25/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Today (3/25/20)
3/24/20 Action Requested: Strategic National Stockpile Order Process
3/23/20 1135 Waiver Requests
3/23/20 DFI Issues Emergency Guidance on Remote Notarization
3/20/20 Follow-up to PPE Survey - receipt of equipment
3/20/20 Corrected: CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Tuesday (3/24/20)
3/20/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Tuesday (3/24/20)
3/20/20 COVID-19 Flyers for organizations and businesses in your community
3/19/20 Survey to Address Urgent Child Care Needs for Medical Professionals and Essential Staff
3/19/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, March 20, at 7 a.m.
3/19/20 IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUIRED BY 4:30 P.M. 3/19
3/17/20 Corrected Bulletin: Personal protective equipment supply
3/17/20 Personal protective equipment supply
3/16/20 CDC Holding Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call Tomorrow (3/17/20)
3/13/20 March 16, 2020, Madison Area Consumer Town Hall – CANCELLED
3/12/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, March 13, at 7 a.m.
3/12/20 WI DHS March 12, 2020, Update regarding CMS, CDC, and SAMHSA Guidance regarding COVID-19
3/5/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers on Friday, March 6, 7 a.m.
2/13/20 Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition
2/12/20 FOCUS 2020: Call for Presenters
2/11/20 2020 Caregiver Project Workshops
2/10/20 Training Opportunity – 2020 Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training
1/31/20 Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning March 1, 2020
1/29/20 Abbott i-STAT Product Notification
1/14/20 Back By Popular Demand! Innovative, Intense and Interactive Dementia Care Workshop
1/8/20 Nursing Home Forums – Save the Dates for January – March 2020
12/23/19 BCD: Memo Regarding Guidance on E-cigarette or Vaping Associated Lung Injury
12/10/19 2019 Wisconsin Act 56 – Telehealth
11/1/19 Last chance to register for the FOCUS 2019 conference!
10/29/19 DQA Quarterly Information Update – October 2019
10/28/19 2019 Caregiver Project Workshops
10/16/19 TIME IS RUNNING OUT – REGISTER FOR FOCUS 2019 TODAY!
10/10/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
10/8/19 Take the Virtual Dementia Tour
10/8/19 Time is Running out to Register! Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative
10/7/19 Important Information for All Medicare Healthcare Providers
9/19/19 2019 Caregiver Project Workshops
9/16/19 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at 1 p.m.
9/10/19 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – FOCUS 2019
8/29/19 BCD: Save the Date - Hospital IP Boot Camp - October 23, 2019
8/29/19 BCD: Northeastern WI TB Summit November 6-7 - Registration Open
8/28/19 Registration is Open! Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative
8/13/19 SAVE THE DATE: Hand Hygiene: A Resident Safety Imperative Conference - Tuesday, October 15, 2019
8/8/19 CDC updated Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings

Assisted Living
Forum

The Assisted Living Forum is a bimonthly meeting sponsored by DQA, Bureau of Assisted Living. The Forum brings regulators, providers, provider associations, advocates, public funding agencies, and other key stakeholders together to discuss emerging issues related to assisted living. Individuals signed up for this listserv will receive agendas and important handouts. 

Date Subject
7/23/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, July 28, 2020
7/17/20 Reminder: Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR)
7/16/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, July 21, 2020
7/9/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, July 14, 2020
7/3/20 Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services in Long -Term Care Settings
7/2/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, July 7, 2020
6/30/20 Guidance for Safer Visits in Assisted Living Facilities
6/25/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, June 30, 2020
6/18/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, June 23, 2020
6/11/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, June 16, 2020
6/8/20 Guidance on Adult Day Services and Programs
6/4/20 Application to Receive COVID-19 Funds Opens June 5
6/4/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, June 9, 2020
6/1/20 Application for Temporary Assisted Living Facility Expansion Units and Transfer Options during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency State
5/29/20 Bureau of Assisted Living – Technology Based Inspections
5/28/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, June 2, 2020
5/27/20 Assisted Living Consumer Town Hall Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
5/26/20 Guidance on 1-2 Bed Adult Family Homes and Supported Living Apartments Posted to DHS Website
5/22/20 Clarification regarding COVID-19 Testing and Visitation Guidance for Assisted Living
5/21/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, May 26, 2020
5/19/20 Economic Impact Payment Checks to Residents
5/18/20 Wisconsin Assisted Living Forums: Regulatory Response to COVID-19
5/14/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, May 19, 2020
5/7/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5/7/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, May 12, 2020
5/6/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Thursday, May 7, 2020
5/4/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, May 5, 2020
5/1/20 Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning June 1, 2020
4/29/20 COVID-19: Infection Prevention Quality Improvement Initiative
4/29/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Thursday, April 30, 2020
4/27/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, April 28, 2020
4/25/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, April 28, 2020
4/24/20 DQA Memo 20-006 / Use of Remote Support Providers in Regulated Adult Family Homes
4/23/20 Reminder: Caregiver Background Checks and Misconduct Reporting Remain in Effect during the COVID-19 Emergency
4/22/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Thursday, April 23, 2020
4/21/20 Home Care Provider Guidance for COVID-19
4/20/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4/17/20 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding outage on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
4/15/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Thursday, April 16, 2020
4/14/20 Important Update April 14, 2020: BOALTC Memo re: COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
4/13/20 Updated April 13, 2020: BOALTC Memo re: COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
4/13/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, April 14, 2020
4/10/20 Volunteer to support Wisconsin's COVID-19 response
4/9/20 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE regarding outage on Sunday, April 12, 2020
4/8/20 Tuesday and Thursday Assisted Living Forums – Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19
4/6/20 Tuesday and Thursday Assisted Living Forums – Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19
4/2/20 Reminder - Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning May 1, 2020
4/2/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, April 3rd at 7 a.m.
3/27/20 March 31, 2020, Assisted Living Forum – Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19
3/26/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, March 27, at 7 a.m.
3/25/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 2
3/25/20 March 20, 2020, Distance Learning Temporary Policy
3/23/20 March 20, 2020, BOALTC Memo re: COVID-19, Visitation and Long-Term Care Communities
3/18/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Long Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities: Thursday, March 19 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
3/12/20 WI DHS March 12, 2020, Update regarding CMS, CDC, and SAMHSA Guidance regarding COVID-19
3/10/20 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Update regarding COVID-19
3/6/20 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar for Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities
3/3/20 Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning April 1, 2020
1/10/20 Milwaukee Area Assisted Living Forum – January 28, 2020
1/9/20 IMPORTANT NOTICE: DQA Systems Outage Scheduled for January 11, 2020, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
11/26/19 December 10, 2019, Madison Area Assisted Living Forum
10/1/19 October 8, 2019, Consumer Town Hall & Assisted Living Forum – Mark Your Calendars!
8/20/19 August 20, 2019, Madison Area Assisted Living Forum – Come, Engage, and Learn about Assisted Living Regulatory Issues

Nurse Aide Training
and Testing

Notifications provide updates and information regarding DQA Nurse Aide Training programs.

Date Subject
7/1/20 Nurse Aide Training Program Webinar – Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 11 a.m.

DQA Plan Review
and Inspections

Last Revised: August 5, 2020