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July 21, 2018


Scheduled LTC Portal Down Time - July 8, 2018 - Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The LTC Providers Reporting Portal is scheduled to be down between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM (MDT)/ 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 for SSL maintenance and between 2:00 AM and 4:00 AM(MDT)/ 1:00 AM and 3:00 AM (PDT) on August 5, 2018 for routine maintenance.  This means the portal will not be available during the indicated times.


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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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

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

August 1, 2018 - Wednesday - 2 AM MST through 4 AM MST or 1 AM PST through 3 AM PST - for SSL maintenance and on August 5, 2018 - Sunday - 2 AM MST through 4 AM MST or 1 AM PST through 3 AM PST - for routine maintenance.  The portal will not be available for access during these down periods.