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February 20, 2018


New Long Term Care Survey Process for Providers - Video - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

CMS has made available a new video presentation for Long Term Care Providers.  This presentation provides an introduction to new regulatory reform, key changes to the survey process, the rationale behind the changes to the survey process, and the basic steps in the survey process that are important to the LTC Provider.


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CMS Integrated Surveyor Training Web Site: Provider Training - Thursday, September 14, 2017

During the LTC Provider Call two videos were shown regarding Facility Assessment and Nursing Services.  The videos may be accessed from the CMS ISTW web site at

Once on this page click the Launch button to view the list of available videos.


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Scheduled LTC Portal Down Time - March 4, 2018 - Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The LTC Providers Reporting Portal is scheduled to be down between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM (MT)/ 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM (PT) on Sunday, March 4, 2018 for routine maintenance.  This means the portal will not be available during the indicated times.


Department Directed Long Term Care Survey Report - Friday, August 05, 2016

The Department directed Long Term Care Survey report is now available, along with the Department's response. Click on the individual items below to view the actual documents:


Report Department's Response

Executive Summary  Response

Table of Contents Updated Response

Final Report

The documents above, along with the Report's tabbed data, may be accessed by following this link Long Term Care Report, Contents, and DHW Response Documents


LTC Technology Mini-Grants - Wednesday, November 25, 2015
I am pleased to announce the process to apply for Mini-Grants to implement technology to improve the quality of life for residents in your nursing facilities is complete.  

Grant Guidelines

Application Information 

Provider Lists & Survey Results

State Licensed-Only Providers

Federal Certification and State Licensure Providers

Informational Letters

Education & Update Information

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
Attn: Long Term Care Program
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009
Physical Address:
3232 W. Elder St
Boise ID 83705
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 2
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888
MDS Help Desk:
(800) 263-5339 or (208) 378-5898



Reporting Events

Report Events

Facility Instructions

Reported events need to include both the event AND the facility's investigation results for that event.  Standard reporting guidelines still apply.  The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions.  The correct URL is

Portal Scheduled Downtime

March 4, 2018 - Sunday - 4 AM MST through 5 AM MST or 3 AM PST through 4 AM PST - for routine maintenance.  The portal will not be available for access during this down period.


Changes to CNA Certification Checks

Changes to use of CNA verification activities:
  • SSNs are masked upon entry for search
  • DOB is now required when requesting a search by SSN
  • Captcha is now required