DHS 105.01(5) (5) Persons not required to be individually certified. The following persons are not required to be individually certified by the department in order to participate in the MA program:
DHS 105.01(5)(a) (a) Technicians or support staff for a provider, including:
DHS 105.01(5)(a)1. 1. Dental hygienists, except as provided under sub. (5m);
DHS 105.01(5)(a)2. 2. Medical record librarians or technicians;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)3. 3. Hospital and nursing home administrators, clinic managers, and administrative and billing staff;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)4. 4. Nursing aides, assistants and orderlies;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)5. 5. Home health aides;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)6. 6. Dieticians;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)7. 7. Laboratory technologists;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)8. 8. X-ray technicians;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)9. 9. Patient activities coordinators;
DHS 105.01(5)(a)10. 10. Volunteers; and
DHS 105.01(5)(a)11. 11. All other persons whose cost of service is built into the charge submitted by the provider, including housekeeping and maintenance staff; and
DHS 105.01(5)(b) (b) Except for providers required to be separately certified under sub. (4) (b) to (e), providers employed by or under contract to certified institutional providers, including but not limited to physicians, therapists, nurses and provider assistants. These providers shall meet certification standards applicable to their respective provider type.
DHS 105.01(5m) (5m) Optional Certification. A dental hygienist licensed under s. 447.04 (2), Stats., may opt to be individually certified by the department for MA reimbursement for dental hygiene services.
DHS 105.01(6) (6) Notification of certification decision. Except as provided in s. DHS 105.17 (5), within 60 days after receipt by the department or its fiscal agent of a complete application for certification, including evidence of licensure or medicare certification, or both, if required, the department shall either approve the application and issue the certification or deny the application. If the application for certification is denied, the department shall give the applicant reasons, in writing, for the denial.
DHS 105.01 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; r. (2) (b) and (c), (5) (a) 6., renum. (2) (d) and (5) (a) 7. to 12. to be (2) (b) and (5) (a) 6. to 11., Register, February, 1988, No. 386, eff. 3-1-88; am. (4) (c) and (d) and (5) (b), cr. (4) (e), Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; emerg. am. (3) (d) 3. and (e), cr. (3) (f), eff. 7-1-92; am. (3) (d) 3. and (e), cr. (3) (f), Register, February, 1993, No. 446, eff. 3-1-93; CR 03-033: am. (3) (intro.) Register December 2003 No. 576, eff. 1-1-04; CR 05-033: am. (5) (a) 1., cr. (5m) Register August 2006 No. 608, eff. 9-1-06; corrections in (3) (a), (f) 4. and (4) (e) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636; CR 09-107: am. (6) Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10.
DHS 105.02 DHS 105.02Requirements for maintaining certification. Providers shall comply with the requirements in this section in order to maintain MA certification.
DHS 105.02(1) (1) Change in provider status. Providers shall report to the department in writing any change in licensure, certification, group affiliation, corporate name or ownership by the time of the effective date of the change. The department may require the provider to complete a new provider application and a new provider agreement when a change in status occurs. A provider shall immediately notify the department of any change of address but the department may not require the completion of a new provider application or a new provider agreement for a change of address.
DHS 105.02(2) (2) Change in ownership.
DHS 105.02(2)(a)(a) Non-nursing home provider. In the event of a change in the ownership of a certified provider, except a nursing home, the provider agreement shall automatically terminate, except that the provider shall continue to maintain records required by subs. (4), (6) and (7) unless an alternative method of providing for maintenance of these records has been established in writing and approved by the department.
DHS 105.02(2)(b) (b) Nursing home provider. In the event of a change in the ownership of a nursing home, the provider agreement shall automatically be assigned to the new owner.
DHS 105.02(3) (3) Response to inquiries. A provider shall respond as directed to inquiries by the department regarding the validity of information in the provider file maintained by the department or its fiscal agent.
DHS 105.02(4) (4) Maintenance of records. Providers shall prepare and maintain whatever records are necessary to fully disclose the nature and extent of services provided by the provider under the program. Records to be maintained are those enumerated in subs. (6) and (7). All records shall be retained by providers for a period of not less than 5 years from the date of payment by the department for the services rendered, unless otherwise stated in chs. DHS 101 to 108. In the event a provider's participation in the program is terminated for any reason, all MA-related records shall remain subject to the conditions enumerated in this subsection and sub. (2).
DHS 105.02(5) (5) Participation in surveys. Providers shall participate in surveys conducted for research and MA policy purposes by the department or its designated contractors. Participation involves accurate completion of the survey questionnaire and return of the completed survey form to the department or to the designated contractor within the specified time period.
DHS 105.02(6) (6) Records to be maintained by all providers. All providers shall maintain the following records:
DHS 105.02(6)(a) (a) Contracts or agreements with persons or organizations for the furnishing of items or services, payment for which may be made in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by MA;
DHS 105.02(6)(b) (b) MA billings and records of services or supplies which are the subject of the billings, that are necessary to fully disclose the nature and extent of the services or supplies; and
DHS 105.02(6)(c) (c) Any and all prescriptions necessary to disclose the nature and extent of services provided and billed under the program.
DHS 105.02(7) (7) Records to be maintained by certain providers.
DHS 105.02(7)(a) (a) Specific types of providers. The following records shall be maintained by hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), intermediate care facilities (ICFs) and home health agencies, except that home health agencies are not required to maintain records listed in subds. 5., 11. and 14., and SNFs, ICFs and home health agencies are not required to maintain records listed in subd. 4.:
DHS 105.02(7)(a)1. 1. Annual budgets;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)2. 2. Patient census information, separately:
DHS 105.02(7)(a)2.a. a. For all patients; and
DHS 105.02(7)(a)2.b. b. For MA recipients;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)3. 3. Annual cost settlement reports for medicare;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)4. 4. MA patient logs as required by the department for hospitals;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)5. 5. Annual MA cost reports for SNFs, ICFs and hospitals;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)6. 6. Independent accountants' audit reports;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)7. 7. Records supporting historical costs of buildings and equipment;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)8. 8. Building and equipment depreciation records;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)9. 9. Cash receipt and receivable ledgers, and supporting receipts and billings;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)10. 10. Accounts payable, operating expense ledgers and cash disbursement ledgers, with supporting purchase orders, invoices, or checks;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)11. 11. Records, by department, of the use of support services such as dietary, laundry, plant and equipment, and housekeeping;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)12. 12. Payroll records;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)13. 13. Inventory records;
DHS 105.02(7)(a)14. 14. Ledger identifying dates and amounts of all deposits to and withdrawals from MA resident trust fund accounts, including documentation of the amount, date, and purpose of the withdrawal when withdrawal is made by anyone other than the resident. When the resident chooses to retain control of the funds, that decision shall be documented in writing and retained in the resident's records. Once that decision is made and documented, the facility is relieved of responsibility to document expenditures under this subsection; and
DHS 105.02(7)(a)15. 15. All policies and regulations adopted by the provider's governing body.
DHS 105.02(7)(b) (b) Prescribed service providers. The following records shall be kept by pharmacies and other providers of services requiring a prescription:
DHS 105.02(7)(b)1. 1. Prescriptions which support MA billings;
DHS 105.02(7)(b)2. 2. MA patient profiles;
DHS 105.02(7)(b)3. 3. Purchase invoices and receipts for medical supplies and equipment billed to MA; and
DHS 105.02(7)(b)4. 4. Receipts for costs associated with services billed to MA.
DHS 105.02(8) (8) Provider agreement duration. The provider agreement shall, unless terminated, remain in full force and effect for a maximum of one year from the date the provider is accepted into the program. In the absence of a notice of termination by either party, the agreement shall automatically be renewed and extended for a period of one year.
DHS 105.02 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636; CR 20-039: am. (5) Register October 2021 No. 790, eff. 11-1-21.
DHS 105.03 DHS 105.03Participation by non-certified persons.
DHS 105.03(1)(1)Reimbursement for emergency services. If a resident of Wisconsin or of another state who is not certified by MA in this state provides emergency services to a Wisconsin recipient, that person shall not be reimbursed for those services by MA unless the services are covered services under ch. DHS 107 and:
DHS 105.03(1)(a) (a) The person submits to the fiscal agent a provider data form and a claim for reimbursement of emergency services on forms prescribed by the department;
DHS 105.03(1)(b) (b) The person submits to the department a statement in writing on a form prescribed by the department explaining the nature of the emergency, including a description of the recipient's condition, cause of emergency, if known, diagnosis and extent of injuries, the services which were provided and when, and the reason that the recipient could not receive services from a certified provider; and
DHS 105.03(1)(c) (c) The person possesses all licenses and other entitlements required under state and federal statutes, rules and regulations, and is qualified to provide all services for which a claim is submitted.
DHS 105.03(2) (2) Reimbursement prohibited for non-emergency services. No non-emergency services provided by a non-certified person may be reimbursed by MA.
DHS 105.03(3) (3) Reimbursement determination. Based upon the signed statement and the claim for reimbursement, the department's professional consultants shall determine whether the services are reimbursable.
DHS 105.03 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; correction in (1) (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register December 2008 No. 636.
DHS 105.04 DHS 105.04Supervision of provider assistants. Provider assistants shall be supervised. Unless otherwise specified under ss. DHS 105.05 to 105.49, supervision shall consist of at least intermittent face-to-face contact between the supervisor and the assistant and a regular review of the assistant's work by the supervisor.
DHS 105.04 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86.
DHS 105.05 DHS 105.05Physicians and assistants.
DHS 105.05(1)(1)Physicians. For MA certification, physicians shall be licensed to practice medicine and surgery pursuant to ss. 448.05 and 448.07, Stats., and chs. Med 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 14.
DHS 105.05(2) (2) Physician assistants. For MA certification, physician assistants shall be certified and registered pursuant to ss. 448.05 and 448.07, Stats., and chs. Med 8 and 14.
DHS 105.05 Note Note: For covered physician services, see s. DHS 107.06.
DHS 105.05 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86.
DHS 105.055 DHS 105.055Nurse anesthetists and anesthesiologist assistants.
DHS 105.055(1)(1)Certified registered nurse anesthetist. For MA certification, a nurse anesthetist shall be licensed as a registered nurse pursuant to s. 441.06, Stats., and shall meet one of the following additional requirements:
DHS 105.055(1)(a) (a) Be certified by either the council on certification of nurse anesthetists or the council on recertification of nurse anesthetists; or
DHS 105.055(1)(b) (b) Have graduated within the past 18 months from a nurse anesthesia program that meets the standards of the council on accreditation of nurse anesthesia educational programs and be awaiting initial certification.
DHS 105.055(2) (2) Anesthesiologist assistant. For MA certification, an anesthesiologist assistant shall meet the following requirements:
DHS 105.055(2)(a) (a) Have successfully completed a 6 year program for anesthesiologist assistants, 2 years of which consists of specialized academic and clinical training in anesthesia; and
DHS 105.055(2)(b) (b) Work under the direct supervision of an anesthesiologist who is physically present during provision of services.
DHS 105.055 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91.
DHS 105.06 DHS 105.06Dentists and dental hygienists.
DHS 105.06(1)(1)Dentists. For MA certification, dentists shall be licensed pursuant to ss. 447.03 and 447.04, Stats.
DHS 105.06(2) (2) Dental hygienists. For MA certification, dental hygienists shall be licensed pursuant to s. 447.04 (2), Stats.; have 2 years or 3,200 hours of active practice experience as a licensed dental hygienist; and operate within the scope of dental hygiene as defined under ss. 447.01 (3) and 447.06, Stats. Written documentation showing the required experience shall be provided to the department upon application for MA certification.
DHS 105.06 Note Note: For covered dental services, see s. DHS 107.07.
DHS 105.06 History History: Cr. Register, February, 1986, No. 362, eff. 3-1-86; correction made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, June, 1994, No. 462; CR 05-033: renum. to be (1), cr. (2) Register August 2006 No. 608, eff. 9-1-06.
DHS 105.07 DHS 105.07General hospitals. For MA certification a hospital shall be approved as a general hospital under s. 50.35, Stats., and ch. DHS 124, shall meet conditions of participation for medicare and shall have a utilization review plan that meets the requirements of 42 CFR 456.101. No facility determined by the department or the federal health care financing administration to be an institution for mental disease (IMD) may be certified as a general hospital under this section. In addition:
DHS 105.07(1) (1)A hospital providing outpatient psychotherapy shall meet the requirements specified in s. DHS 105.22 (1) and (2);
DHS 105.07(2) (2)A hospital providing outpatient alcohol and other drug abuse (AODA) services shall meet the requirements specified in s. DHS 105.23;
DHS 105.07(3) (3)A hospital providing mental health day treatment services shall be certified under s. DHS 105.24;
DHS 105.07(4) (4)A hospital participating in a PRO review program shall meet the requirements of 42 CFR 456.101 and any additional requirements established under state contract with the PRO; and
DHS 105.07(5) (5)A hospital providing AODA day treatment services shall be certified under s. DHS 105.25.
Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.