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December 16, 2018


2018 AHFSA Annual Conference Presentations - Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Presentations for the 2018 AHFSA annual conference are now available online on the AHFSA website. To view these presentations please visit the AHFSA webpage

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Change to Reporting Requirements/Actions for Portal Users - Monday, August 06, 2018

Beginning August 5, 2018, when a facility creates a new reportable event and selects one of these four categories: Mistreatment, Misappropriation of resident property by staff, Neglect, or Staff abuse, the facility will now be required to enter the information for the person(s) accused of the incident.  The facility will not be able to complete the reporting until the information has been provided.  This in no way is an indication of whether the named party was actually involved in the event or if the event actual occurred as reported; that should be apparent in the investigation results.

Workgroups for Skilled Nursing Initiatives - 2018 - Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We are pleased to provide a listing of the joint Long Term Care Workgroups for Skilled Nursing Initiatives - 2018.  If you wish to provide information to any of these workgroups, feel free to contact any of the listed group members.

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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

Provides a link to the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Surveyor Training Website (ISTW) where provider training is also available.  Provider site access is not restricted.  Issues relating to site access may need to be addressed to either the help desk for ISTW or with the facility's IT staff.

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Schoonover Awards

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.  IMPORTANT: when ready to submit a new reportable event make certain you select and click on the Send icon, not the Save icon - the Save icon just places the report in DRAFT status and does not submit the report.The URL for the portal site has been corrected on page 2 of the instructions.  The correct URL is

Portal Scheduled Downtime

October 20, 2018 - Saturday - 4 PM MDT through 8 PM MDT or 3 PM PDT through 7 PM PDT - for routine maintenance.  The portal will not be available for access during this down period.