Nursing Homes - DQA Numbered Memos

Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) Numbered Memos for nursing homes are documents issued by the Division that deal with policies, information and interpretation of federal and state regulations and guidelines of the programs under the jurisdiction of DQA.

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DQA Quarterly Information Updates - Recently published DQA memos, CMS program letters, provider training, rules development, other items of interest.

To obtain a paper (official) copy of any numbered memo, write to the Administrator's Office, Division of Quality Assurance, P.O. Box 2969, Madison, WI  53701-2969, or email: Division of Quality Assurance.

DQA Numbered Memos for all provider types.

Questions about the content of Nursing Home memos:   email the Division of Quality Assurance.

Official Number Description Issue Date Attachments Obsolete Date
15-007
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update April 22, 2015
15-005
Medicare Part D in Nursing Homes April 21, 2015
15-004
Wisconsin Administrative Code s. DHS 132.42 (3) (a) Pre-employment Screening for Clinically Apparent Communicable Disease March 27, 2015
15-002
Section DHS 132.84 (2) (e) Sharing of toilet facilities between sexes March 16, 2015
14-009
Clarification Concerning Emergency Protective Placement September 5, 2014
14-005
Application Process for Out of State Trained Nurse Aides July 14, 2014
14-004
2013 Wisconsin Act 357 - Nurse Aide Training "Bridge" Program May 30, 2014
14-001
Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) Update January 7, 2014
13-023
Evacuation of Residents with Special Needs November 6, 2013
13-022
CMS Clarification on Nursing Home Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Policies October 24, 2013
13-021
Required Notifications to the Division of Quality Assurance October 18, 2013
13-018
Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in Long-Term Care Coalition Website Now Available August 15, 2013
13-017
Supreme Court Decision Regarding Chapter 51 Residents with Dementia or Alzheimer's Disease July 1, 2013
13-014
Danger of Entrapment Associated with Bed Rail Use May 23, 2013
13-012
Invitation to Nursing Homes and Nursing Home Stakeholders to Apply for Grants For Use of Civil Money Penalty (CMP) Funds April 25, 2013
13-007
Tool Kit for Implementing Single Patient Use Glucose Meters in Long-Term Facilities March 18, 2013
13-006
Results of the Long Term Care Baseline Prevention Practives Assessment Online Survey March 13, 2013
13-005
Submission of Construction Plans to Milwaukee State Office Building March 11, 2013
13-003
Expansion of the University Wisconsin Oshkosh Caregiver Project: Continuing Education for Caregivers Investigating and Reporting Allegations of Misconduct January 29, 2013
12-020
Clarification Concerning Posting Requirements for Nurse Staffing December 6, 2012
12-019
New Lean Plan Review Application December 4, 2012
12-018
2011 Wisconsin Act 160 Licensing Anesthesiologist Assistants November 29, 2012
12-016
Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) in Long-Term Care Coalition October 4, 2012
12-015
Requirements Regarding the Confidentiality and Proper Disposal of Health Care and Related Records August 22, 2012
12-013
Fire Watch, Fire Plan, and Fire Reporting Update August 20, 2012
April 22, 2015
12-011
e-SOD/e-POC Initiative, Provider Search Application, and Online Posting of SODs and POCs July 24, 2012
12-009
MDS 3.0 Section Q Referral to Local Contact Agency Referral Process and Automated Submission June 26, 2012
12-008
Heat Awareness June 20, 2012
12-005
Guidance for the Safe Use of Oxygen - Use of Hair Dryers May 4, 2012
12-006
2011 Wisconsin Act 161 May 3, 2012
12-003
Independent Informal Dispute Resolution (Independent IDR) April 3, 2012
12-002
Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections Use of a Catheter - Standard of Practice Resource February 13, 2012
12-001
CMS S & C Memo 11-35 Mandate of Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act for Nurse Aide Training in Nursing Homes January 17, 2012
11-034
Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 50, Revisions Relating to State Violations, Appeal Provisions, Forfeitures and Enforcement Action December 8, 2011
11-033
Guidance for F371 December 5, 2011
11-032
Guidance for Investigating & Reporting Alleged Violations in Nursing Homes December 5, 2011
11-031
Glucose Meters and Infection Control December 1, 2011
11-026
Using Social Media Platforms, such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn October 24, 2011
11-025
Resident Hand Hygiene in Nursing Homes October 17, 2011
11-024
2011 Wisconsin Act 2 Health Care Services Review Use of Health Care Reports August 24, 2011
11-022
US Department of Labor to Allow Limited Participation of Youths in Operation of Power-Driven Patient Lifts August 1, 2011
11-021
CMS S&C Memo 11-30 Reporting Reasonable Suspicion of a Crime in a Long-Term Care Facility (LTC): Section 1150 B of the Social Security Act July 21, 2011
11-020
Heat Awareness July 20, 2011
11-017
Electronic Signatures on Health Care Documents June 6, 2011
11-013
Pre-admission Consultation Requirements (PAC) Revised Requirements May 25, 2011
11-015
Life Safety Code Waiver Requests May 24, 2011
11-014
Summary of the Division of Quality Assurance Provider Post-Survey Questionnaire May 16, 2011
11-012
Alternate Suppression Systems for Elevator Machine Rooms April 29, 2011
11-011
Residents' Transfer and Discharge Protections April 26, 2011
11-008
Notice of State Only Re-Visit Fee February 16, 2011

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