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 Datesort ascending 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


Last Revised: April 24, 2015