DQA: Memos Regarding Hospital Expansion and Waivers Still in Effect, Updated
The Wisconsin Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) has notified hospitals that the pandemic related DQA memos regarding hospital expansion and waiver provisions are still in effect. DQA recently revised the memos to reflect current DQA contact information.
DQA Memo 20-001
establishes the process for hospitals to expand their acute care inpatient services temporarily during the pandemic. DQA Memo 20-002
provides clarification and guidance to hospitals, including temporary expansion sites, regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issuance of blanket waivers of Medicare regulations under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. The memo includes a table that outlines the CMS blanket waivers and any potential conflict with Wisconsin requirements.
Additional information is available on the DQA Memos webpage
This story originally appeared in the September 02, 2021 edition of WHA Newsletter