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Nursing Facilities (Provider Page)

A Long Term Care Facility‚Äôs design and function is to meet the health needs of two or more elderly or disabled individuals who, at a minimum, require inpatient care and services, for twenty-four or more consecutive hours. 

Inpatient care is necessary for unstable or chronic health problems requiring:

  • Daily professional nursing supervision and licensed nursing care
  • Restorative care
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Assistance in meeting daily living needs 

Medical supervision is necessary on a regular, but not daily, basis.

Payment Source Types:

  • Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) - Medicare-only and private pay
  • Nursing Facility (NF) - Medicaid-only and private pay
  • Skilled Nursing Facility & Nursing Facility (SNF/NF) - Both Medicare & Medicaid and private pay

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Disposal Act: Long Term Care Facility Fact Sheet - Tuesday, February 03, 2015
A fact sheet for Long Term Care facilities, relating to the DEA drug Disposal Act is now available on our web site. read more ...
F329 as relates to Residents at End of Life and/or on Hospice - Tuesday, January 20, 2015
A new Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) has been added as relates to the application of F329 as it relates to residents who are at the End of Life and/or on hospice care.  You may also view this FAQ by clicking F329 and End of Life care
Electronic Plan of Correction (ePOC) - Wednesday, October 08, 2014
On September 19, 2014 the Bureau sent an email to all Long Term Care providers in Idaho announcing our intent to implement the CMS ePOC.  We have submitted our request to CMS for their review and consideration, as well as approval.  Once the plan is approved we will initiate the steps necessary to implement the use of the ePOC, for both the provider community and our survey staff.  CMS has chosen to implement the ePOC in phases, with only the Long Term Care provider group being in the first phase.  In the event you missed the information in the email, here is the content:

I am pleased to announce that we will be implementing a web-based electronic plan of correction system.  We are currently working with CMS on this project; we do not have a firm implementation date.  I am expecting implementation sometime within the next 180 days.  The CMS Webinar will give you a sense of the process.  We anticipate providing additional training at the IHCA winter conference on February 18, 2015.

Below is the path to the provider ePOC training:

Enter the URL in your browser (or click on the link to the right) > select Online Training (left panel, third from bottom) > select ePOC (seventh from top) > enter your Name and email address then click Go > select ePOC Provider Webinar then enter requested information plus the password epocpvdr

The webinar states it takes 53 minutes to complete.


Regulatory Requirements

Informational Letters

Education & Update Information

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Bureau of Facility Standards
PO Box 83720
Boise ID 83720-0009
Physical Address:
3232 Elder St
Boise ID 83705
Office Phone:
(208) 334-6626 then Option 2
Office Fax:
(208) 364-1888
Long Term Care Abuse Hotline:
(208) 364-1899
MDS Help Desk:
(800) 263-5339 or (208) 378-5898