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
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
8/5/19 Updated - DQA Quarterly Information Update – July 2019
8/1/19 CDC UPDATED and RETITLED recommendations for Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Nursing Homes to Prevent the Spread of Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs)
7/29/19 DQA Office of Plan Review and Inspection Meet and Greet Events
7/26/19 CDC releases recommendations for Implementation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Nursing Homes to Prevent Spread of Multidrug-resistant Organisms (MDROs)
7/26/19 Take the Virtual Dementia Tour!
7/19/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
7/17/19 BCD: Northwestern WI TB Summit August 20 - Registration Open
7/15/19 Subject: Extreme Heat Safety
6/25/19 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
6/19/19 Wisconsin Long-Term Care Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Toolkit
6/18/19 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held next week, June 19, 2019, at 1 p.m.
6/11/19 BCD: Nationwide Tuberculin Skin Test Antigen Shortage
6/11/19 BCD: Save the Date - Northwestern WI TB Summit August 20
6/3/19 BCD: Save the Date - Northeastern WI TB Summit November 6 and 7
5/29/19 Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hematology Analyzer Device Recall Announcement
5/20/19 Workshop for Nurse Aides, Personal Care Workers, Direct Care Staff, Family Caregivers – A Day Just For You!
5/17/19 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
5/8/19 Sign up for DQA and UW Oshkosh Caregiver Project Workshops
5/2/19 SAVE THE DATE – FOCUS 2019
4/25/19 Reminder regarding Required Notification to the Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman of Transfers and Discharges of Residents of Nursing Homes
4/23/19 BCD: Updated Arbovirus Management Protocol now available
4/18/19 Updated - DQA Quarterly Information Update – April 2019
4/17/19 BCD: Infection Prevention Breach Notification and Support
4/16/19 BCD: Registration Now Open - LTC IP Boot Camp - June 6, 2019
4/12/19 Revised SOD/POC Process Effective April 15th
4/9/19 Mandatory National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for CRE Reporting
4/4/19 Next OASIS Educational Forum to be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 1 PM
4/3/19 Opioids: More live webcasts
4/2/19 Opioids: Live webcasts
3/26/19 April 2nd Election: Resources for Residential Service Providers and their Residents
3/25/19 Extended Influenza Season
3/18/19 Watch Live: Opioids Workshop
3/16/19 BCD: Nursing Home Antibiogram Survey
3/15/19 Wisconsin's Opioid Crisis: A Trauma-Informed Response
3/14/19 Registration Open for Minimum Data Set (MDS) 3.0, Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Basic Training Program for Beginners
3/13/19 New Online Training Course in Infection Prevention and Control for Nursing Home Staff with Free CE
3/12/19 Immunization Program: Important Update Regarding Measles, March 11, 2019
3/11/19 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held this week, March 13, 2019, at 1 p.m.
3/7/19 Immunization Program: Important Information: Hepatitis A, March 7, 2019
3/7/19 Opioid Forum: Registration Closes Tuesday!
3/1/19 Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule in DQA Regulated Assisted Living Facilities
2/28/19 Registration Open for Wisconsin's Opioid Crisis: A Trauma-Informed Response
2/28/19 New Preadmission Screen and Resident Review Level II Process
2/27/19 Reminder: Mandatory Use of the Misconduct Incident Reporting System (MIR) Beginning March 4, 2019
2/26/19 Sign up for DQA and UW Oshkosh Caregiver Project Workshops
2/25/19 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
2/22/19 BCD: IP Job Openings - Madison
2/20/19 Message from new Preadmission Screen and Resident Review Level II screen partner
2/18/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system
2/13/19 Opioid Forum Registration Open
2/12/19 Contact information for new Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Level II screen contractor
2/11/19 Immunization Program: Important, Feb 11, 2019
2/4/19 New Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Level II screen contractor
1/30/19 Updated - DQA Quarterly Information Update – January 2019
1/24/19 The Bureau of Assisted Living is taking the Assisted Living Forum on the road. Please join us for our first forum of 2019 in Milwaukee.
1/24/19 Updated Behavioral Health Certification Section Waiver and Variance Process
1/18/19 All Cause Harm Prevention in Nursing Homes: Applying Strategies from the new CMS Change Package Webinar January 24 at 2 p.m. CT - Free Training and Resources
1/14/19 FYI / Training Opportunity – 2019 Wisconsin Zero Suicide Training
1/10/19 Division of Quality Assurance Workload Redistribution
1/9/19 Virtual Dementia Tour® Program Webinar Today, Wednesday, January 9, 2019, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
1/8/19 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
1/2/19 Reminder / Virtual Dementia Tour® Program Webinar on Wednesday January 9, 2019
12/21/18 Immunization Program Updates, December 21, 2018
12/21/18 State Dementia Plan "Call for Volunteers" Survey
12/14/18 FYI / Virtual Dementia Tour® Program Webinar on Wednesday January 9, 2019
12/7/18 Next OASIS Educational Forum to be held Thursday, December 13, 2018, at 1:00
12/7/18 Civil Money Penalty Reinvestment Program
12/6/18 DQA Memo 18-01 / Certification Process Change
11/30/18 Deadline Extended to Complete the WI Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long Term Care (LTC) Coalition 2018 LTC Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey
11/26/18 Second Request: Invitation to participate in Research Study regarding Implementation of a Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Management Improvement Toolkit
11/20/18 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held December 5, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
11/14/18 Request for WI Nursing Home Infection Preventionists to Complete the WI Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long Term Care (LTC) Coalition 2018 LTC Baseline Prevention Practices Assessment Online Survey
11/8/18 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
11/5/18 FYI / Free Training Related to Dementia Available Now Through December 31, 2018
10/29/18 Last Chance to Register for the 2018 FOCUS Conference! Registration Ends on November 5, 2018.
10/26/18 FYI / November 6th Election: Resources for Residential Service Providers and their Residents
10/26/18 Updated - DQA Quarterly Information Update – October 2018
10/25/18 DQA Quarterly Information Update – October 2018

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
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
7/29/19 July 30, 2019, Racine Assisted Living Forum – Getting it right, be part of the solution
7/29/19 DQA Office of Plan Review and Inspection Meet and Greet Events
7/19/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
7/15/19 Subject: Extreme Heat Safety
6/20/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
6/19/19 IMPORTANT NOTICE - HEADMASTER PHONE OUTAGE: Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry - TestMaster Universe (TMU)
6/10/19 Wisconsin Nurse Aide Registry - TestMaster Universe (TMU): IMPORTANT NOTICE
5/14/19 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system
5/13/19 May 21, 2019, Eau Claire Assisted Living Forum – Getting it right, be part of the solution
5/9/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
4/19/19 Nurse Aide Federal Employment Eligibility Renewal Waiver Process
3/18/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system: IMPORTANT NOTICE
3/8/19 March 12, 2019, Assisted Living Forum – Parking Information
3/7/19 March 12, 2019, Assisted Living Forum – Regulatory Trends you need to know about Assisted Living
3/1/19 Implementation of HCBS Settings Rule in DQA Regulated Assisted Living Facilities
2/18/19 Misconduct Incident Reporting (MIR) system
2/13/19 #HopeActLiveWI: Responding to Wisconsin's Opioid Crisis
2/12/19 Contact information for new Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Level II screen contractor
2/11/19 Immunization Program: Important, Feb 11, 2019
2/4/19 New Preadmission Screening and Resident Review Level II screen contractor
1/7/19 Reminder: Are you looking to improve your transitional process? Here is your opportunity!
12/17/18 Are you looking to improve your transitional process? Here is your opportunity!
12/5/18 Last Assisted Living Forum of 2018 – December 11th
11/30/18 December 2018 RESOLVE Forum

DQA Plan Review
and Inspections

Notifications include DQA physical plant memos, CMS life safety program letters, and other information. 

Date Subject
9/17/19 DQA Office of Plan Review and Inspection Meet and Greet Events
7/29/19 DQA Office of Plan Review and Inspection Meet and Greet Events

 

Last Revised: October 17, 2019