ALTSA Provider/Administrator Letters

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Provider Type Letter Date Subject Status(asc) Notes
NH 021-031 04/23/2021 QSO-21-17-NH Updates to LTC Emergency Regulatory Waivers Issued in Response to COVID-199 Current
NH 023-036 10/27/2023 Updates to Nursing Home Care Compare Staffing and Quality Measures Current
NH 022-034 06/10/2022 Alternatives to Temporary Barriers Used to Separate COVID Areas in LTC Settings Current
NH 015-001 01/28/2015 S&C 15-06: Nationwide Expansion of Minimum Data Set (MDS) Focused Survey Current
NH 019-027 11/22/2019 Change of Ownership Process Change for Medicaid Contracted Facilities Current
NH 017-019 06/30/2017 S&C 17-35-ALL: Reasonable Assurance Will Apply to Providers Who Voluntarily Terminate & Seek New Certification if a Termination Action by the SA Had Been Initiated Current
NH 020-093 12/02/2020 Proclamation 20-25.8: LTC Visitation Standards & Fitness Facilities Current

Amended 1/4/2021

NH 021-063 09/02/2021 Rapid Response Team 2 Short Term Staffing Current
NH 012-002 02/22/2012 Nursing Home Guidelines (aka "The Purple Book") Fifth Edition (February 2012) Effective Immediately Current
NH 024-024 05/24/2024 Technical Corrections to CMS Released QSO-23-01-NH, Revisions to the Special Focus Facility Program Current
NH 017-023 07/26/2017 Reminder of Updates to Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) Current
NH 015-033 10/08/2015 New Background Check Result Letters Current
NH 020-028 04/30/2020 QSO 20-28-NH: Five Star Quality Rating System Updates, Staff Counts and Frequently Asked Questions Current
NH 020-104 12/24/2020 WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATIVE SESSION EDUCATIONAL CLASSES Current
NH 023-005 02/07/2023 CMS Released Revised S&C 17-15-LSC: Use of FSES, NFPA 101A, Guide on Alternative Approaches to Life Safety, 2013 Edition by Health Care Occupancies and Board and Care Occupancies Current
NH 022-003 01/07/2022 CR-103E Filed to Extend Emergency Rule Amending NH Requirements Related to Physician Services Current
NH 013-018 09/26/2013 Revisions to RAI User's Manual Current
NH 018-023 09/21/2018 Background Check Processing Delays Current
NH 016-030 09/27/2016 S&C 16-40-NH: Notice of Interim Final Rule Adjusting Civil Monetary Penalties Current
NH 020-061 08/28/2020 QSO-20-35-ALL - Enforcement Cases Held During the Prioritization Period & Revised Survey Prioritization Current
NH 021-033 04/29/2021 Sources to Access Vaccines for Residents Current
NH 023-037 11/03/2023 Withdrew and Refiled CR-101 to Propose Adding, Amending, or Repealing Sections of Chapter 388-76 WAC, Chapter 388-78A WAC, Chapter 388-107 WAC and Chapter 388-97 WAC Specific to Background Checks Current
NH 022-035 06/10/2022 Nursing Home Informal Dispute Resolution Pilot Project Current
NH 019-028 11/27/2019 QSO-20-03-NH Phase 3 Interpretive Guidance, Arbitration Agreement Requirements and Announcement of New Resources Current
NH 017-020 07/07/2017 Background Check System (BCS) Project Current