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
1/12/21 UPDATED: Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Special Assisted Living Forum to be held Thursday, January 14 at 12 p.m.
1/11/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Part B Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program
1/11/21 CMS Publishes Revised COVID-19 Survey Activities, CARES Act Funding, Enhanced Enforcement for Infection Control Deficiencies, and Quality Improvement Activities in Nursing Homes
1/7/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Framework for Phase 1A Health Care Personnel
1/7/21 Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program Updates
1/6/21 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, January 8, at 7 a.m.
1/6/21 CMS Publishes Revised COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey Tool for Acute and Continuing Care
1/5/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Program-Federal Long Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Updates
1/4/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars and Trainings
1/4/21 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
1/4/21 COVID-19 Health Alert # 25: Surveillance for New Genetic Variants of SARS-CoV-2: Information for Clinicians
12/29/20 Guidance for Post COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
12/29/20 Updates: COVID-19 Vaccine Program
12/29/20 COVID-19 Vaccine Data now Available on DHS Website
12/23/20 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at 1 p.m.
12/23/20 OASIS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.
12/22/20 Wisconsin to Support COVID-19 Testing to a Number of Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs) and Licensed Adult Family Homes (AFHs) (3-4 beds)
12/22/20 N95 Fit Testing Resources for Nursing Home Staff
12/21/20 COVID-19 vaccine webinars for the weeks of Dec 21 and Dec 28 and program updates
12/21/20 Patient Liability Change
12/21/20 Nursing Home Guidance: Temporary Nurse Aide and Hospitality Aide Employment Opportunities for Family Members and Others
12/21/20 Reminder: No Nursing Home Provider Webinar on Thursday, December 24, 2020, OR on Thursday, December 31, 2020
12/20/20 COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna Product Updates
12/18/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 24: Death certificates must be signed within 48 hours for deaths caused by COVID-19
12/17/20 COVID-19 Vaccine Updates-Additional doses and Clinical Guidance Updates
12/17/20 CDC COCA Call: What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines
12/17/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
12/16/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, December 18, at 7 a.m.
12/16/20 60-Day Extension of Emergency Rule 2029 approved through March 7, 2021
12/16/20 COVID-19 vaccine Friday webinar for partners and stakeholders reminder
12/15/20 Important Message from CMS: SARS-CoV-2 Point of Care Testing and CLIA Certificate of Waiver Applications
12/14/20 Wisconsin Receiving First Shipment of Pfizer Vaccine This Week
12/14/20 Important COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, Resources, EUA fact sheets
12/14/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
12/11/20 COVID-19 Vaccine EUA Update and Priority Population Recommendations
12/10/20 CDC COCA Call: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety
12/10/20 CDC COCA Call: Making Practical Decisions for Crisis Standards of Care at the Bedside During the COVID-19 Pandemic
12/10/20 COVID-19 Testing Supplies and Specimens: Holiday Schedule
12/7/20 COVID-19 vaccine weekly webinar reminders
12/7/20 N95 Fit Testing Needs for Nursing Home Staff
12/7/20 Reminder: No Nursing Home Provider Webinar on Thursday, December 10, 2020
12/4/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 23: Options for Reducing the Duration of Quarantine for Individuals Exposed to COVID-19
12/3/20 Immunization Program: ACIP Phase 1A Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccine
12/2/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, December 4, at 7 a.m.
12/1/20 COVID-19 Testing - Facilities Served by MAKO Medical Laboratories
12/1/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCFs: Topic 6
11/30/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Partner and Stakeholder Updates
11/30/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 22: Revised guidance for the use of rapid, point of care tests in supporting return to work for quarantined healthcare personnel
11/30/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
11/24/20 CDC COCA Call: The Impact of Telehealth on Health Equity from the Perspective of Large Healthcare Systems during the COVID-19 Pandemic
11/23/20 Job Openings Register with Job Center of Wisconsin
11/23/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Webinar 11/24/2020
11/23/20 Reminder: No Nursing Home Provider Webinar on Thursday, November 26, 2020
11/20/20 Opt in to New DHS Payment Program for Nursing Homes
11/19/20 CMS Urging Nursing Homes to Follow Established COVID Guidelines This Holiday
11/18/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, November 20, at 7 a.m.
11/18/20 Immunization Program: Phase 1A vaccinator enrollment deadline-November 25, 2020
11/16/20 Reminder: No Nursing Home Provider Webinars on Thursday, November 19, 2020, or Thursday, November 26, 2020
11/13/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 21: Bamlanivimab is now available in limited supply for Wisconsin hospitals
11/13/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Weekly Webinar 11/17/2020
11/12/20 DPH BCD Memo 2020-29: DHS Recommends Testing Migrant and Seasonal Workers for COVID-19 Prior to Departure at End of Work Season
11/12/20 2020 Caregiver Project Workshops - Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Caregiver Misconduct Virtual Session
11/10/20 BCD: Five Regional Infection Preventionists Join the HAI Program
11/10/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar on 11/11/2020
11/9/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
11/6/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Vaccine Enrollment Q&A
11/4/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, November 6, at 7 a.m.
11/3/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
11/2/20 COVID-19 Vaccine Program: Vaccinator Enrollment Now Open
11/2/20 New Information from CMS regarding CMP Grants Available to Federally Certified Nursing Homes for In-Person Visitation Aids
11/2/20 There Is Still Time To Register for FOCUS 2020!
11/2/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 20: Resources for Health Care Providers related to COVID-19 Prevention and Outbreak Response in Schools
11/2/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
10/30/20 Resources to Support Assisted Living Facilities in Determining Admission Policies during a COVID-19 Outbreak
10/29/20 Emergency Training Programs and Emergency Staffing Webinar – Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 1-2 p.m.
10/29/20 Skilled Nursing Facilities: Reminder to Attend Today's Webinar Regarding WisCaregiver Careers 2021 Relaunch
10/29/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Reminder: NO WEBINAR Friday October 30
10/28/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
10/28/20 Immunization Program: Important Information-Preparing for COVID-19 Vaccination
10/27/20 Updated Return to Work Guidance for Asymptomatic Healthcare Workers Who Tested Positive for COVID-19
10/26/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
10/23/20 Nurse Aide Training Program Webinar – Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 1 p.m.
10/23/20 Staffing Resources
10/22/20 DQA Pharmacy Newscapsule
10/22/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
10/21/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, October 23, at 7 a.m.
10/20/20 COVID-19 Vaccination: Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program
10/19/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
10/17/20 All Clear: WEDSS Is Now Available For Use
10/15/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 19: Updated Recommendations from the US COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel
10/15/20 Skilled Nursing Facilities: October 29, 2020, Webinar Regarding WisCaregiver Careers 2021 Relaunch
10/15/20 Resources to Support SNF in Determining Admission Policies during COVID-19 Outbreak
10/14/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, October 16, at 7 a.m.
10/14/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
10/14/20 CDC COCA Call: Leveraging Existing Resources to Meet the Challenges Faced by People Who Use Drugs or Who Have Substance Use Disorders During the COVID-19 Pandemic
10/12/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 18: Resources for Health Departments to Support Quarantine and Isolation Requirements
10/12/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from early Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCF: Topic 5
10/12/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
10/12/20 Voting News for Care Facilities from the Wisconsin Elections Commission
10/7/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, October 9, at 7 a.m.
10/7/20 RAI/MDS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 1 p.m.
10/7/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
10/5/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from early Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCF: Topic 4
10/5/20 CMP Grants Available to Federally Certified Nursing Homes for In-Person Visitation Aids
10/5/20 CDC COCA Call: Recommendations for Influenza Prevention and Treatment in Children
10/5/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
10/1/20 Memo: Guidance related to viral whole genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 for the public health response
9/30/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, October 2, at 7 a.m.
9/29/20 Updates to DQA Memos 20-001 and 20-002
9/28/20 Important Updates - DHS COVID-19 Response Team Working to Support CMS Testing Requirements in Nursing Homes
9/28/20 Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents
9/28/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
9/25/20 RESCINDED: DHS Essential Visitor Guidance for Nursing Homes
9/25/20 Resources for Community-Based Organizations and Immunization Stakeholders
9/25/20 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – FOCUS 2020: A Virtual Experience
9/24/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 17: Important Considerations for Use of COVID-19 Antigen Tests
9/23/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, September 25, at 7 a.m.
9/23/20 Updated Memo: Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities
9/22/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
9/21/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
9/17/20 Essential Visitor Guidance for Nursing Homes
9/17/20 Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities
9/16/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, September 18, at 7 a.m.
9/15/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from early Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCF: Topic 2
9/15/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from early Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCF: Topic 3
9/15/20 OASIS Educational Forum to be held Wednesday, October 7, 2020, at 1 p.m.
9/15/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
9/15/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Nursing Home Providers, September 15, 2020
9/14/20 Immunization Program Reminder: Funding Opportunity for Community Outreach About Flu Viruses and Vaccines
9/11/20 Get help applying for the CARES Act Provider Payments (CAPP) Program!
9/11/20 CDC COCA Call: Testing and Treatment of 2020-2021 Seasonal Influenza During the COVID-19 Pandemic
9/11/20 DQA Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care Reorganization
9/10/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 16: Quarantine of Wisconsin Residents Exposed to COVID-19 Is an Essential Prevention Strategy
9/8/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
9/4/20 Updated Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services – Effective Immediately
9/2/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: No webinar this Friday, September 4
9/2/20 Important Update regarding DQA Nursing Home Response Webinar & HHS Nursing Home Update Webinar
9/1/20 Clarification Regarding Admissions
9/1/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
9/1/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
8/31/20 BCD: Lessons Learned from early Infection Control and Response Visits (ICARs) with LTCF: Topic 1
8/27/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 15: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Continues to Recommend Testing for Individuals with Recent Close Contact with COVID-19
8/26/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, August 28, at 7 a.m.
8/25/20 Nurse Aide Training Program Webinar – Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at 11 a.m.
8/25/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
8/20/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Scheduling notes for upcoming webinars
8/18/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
8/12/20 COVID-19 Webinar for Health Care Providers: Friday, August 14, at 7 a.m.
8/11/20 Thursday Long-Term Care Webinars – Nursing Home Response to COVID-19
8/10/20 Voting News from the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
8/7/20 Wisconsin is Forming Partnerships with New Labs to Support COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Homes and ICFs/IID
8/6/20 COVID-19 Health Alert # 14: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Considerations for Use of Assays Currently Available for COVID-19 Testing
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

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
1/12/21 UPDATED: Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Special Assisted Living Forum to be held Thursday, January 14 at 12 p.m.
1/12/21 Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Special Assisted Living Forum to be held Thursday, January 14th at 12:00 PM
1/11/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Part B Pharmacy Partnership for Long-term Care Program
1/8/21 Request for CBRFs and Licensed 3-4 bed AFHs to Complete Survey of Intent to Participate in Expanded Testing
1/7/21 Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program Updates
1/5/21 COVID-19 Vaccine Program-Federal Long Term Care Pharmacy Partnership Updates
12/29/20 Guidance for Post COVID-19 Vaccinations in Long Term Care Facilities (LTCF)
12/22/20 Wisconsin to Support COVID-19 Testing to a Number of Community-Based Residential Facilities (CBRFs) and Licensed Adult Family Homes (AFHs) (3-4 beds)
12/17/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, December 22, 2020
12/15/20 DHS Activating Federal Long-term Care Pharmacy Partnership Program
12/15/20 Important Message from CMS: SARS-CoV-2 Point of Care Testing and CLIA Certificate of Waiver Applications
12/10/20 COVID-19 Testing Supplies and Specimens: Holiday Schedule
12/3/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, December 8, 2020
11/24/20 Safer Visits in Assisted Living Facilities – Updated November 19, 2020
11/23/20 Job Openings Register with Job Center of Wisconsin
11/20/20 COVID-19 Testing Supplies and Specimens—Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
11/19/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, November 24, 2020
11/13/20 Laboratory Assignments for COVID-19 Outbreak Testing in Community-Based Residential Facilities and Residential Care Apartment Complexes
11/11/20 Reporting Requirements for BinaxNOW COVID-19 Antigen Tests in Assisted Living Facilities
11/4/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, November 10, 2020
11/2/20 There Is Still Time To Register for FOCUS 2020!
10/29/20 Reminder: No AL Forum Next Tuesday, November 3
10/23/20 Bureau of Assisted Living: No Plan of Correction Initiative
10/23/20 Staffing Resources
10/22/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, October 27, 2020
10/15/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, October 20, 2020
10/8/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, October 13, 2020
9/30/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9/28/20 Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents
9/25/20 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN – FOCUS 2020: A Virtual Experience
9/24/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, September 29, 2020
9/18/20 BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Diagnostic Antigen Tests
9/17/20 September 18th Webinar re: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) rapid COVID-19 tests for Assisted Living Facilities
9/17/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, September 22, 2020
9/17/20 Prevention and Control of Acute Respiratory Illness Outbreaks in Long-Term Care Facilities
9/11/20 Get help applying for the CARES Act Provider Payments (CAPP) Program!
9/11/20 Important: Filing Deadline for CARES Act Provider Relief Fund – Sunday, September 13, 2020
9/10/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, September 15, 2020
9/4/20 Assisted Living COVID-19 Testing Guidance
9/4/20 Updated Guidance for Providing On-Site Hair Salon and Barber Services – Effective Immediately
9/3/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, September 8, 2020
9/3/20 Immunization Program: COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccine Reporting
9/2/20 DHS 105.17 Personal Care Providers Code Updated - Effective September 1, 2020
9/1/20 Clarification Regarding Admissions
8/27/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, September 1, 2020
8/26/20 Safety Concerns
8/20/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, August 25, 2020
8/13/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, August 18, 2020
8/6/20 Bureau of Assisted Living Regulatory Response to COVID-19 – Assisted Living Forum Tuesday, August 11, 2020
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

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