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Home Health Agencies

Home health agencies (HHAs) are organizations that provide skilled nursing and other therapeutic services. HHAs provide these services in patients’ homes.

Skilled care includes services such as:

  • Wound care for open, infected, or complex wounds.
  • Urinary catheterization.
  • Teaching safe use of assistive devices.
  • Transfer techniques.
  • Gait training.
  • Medication management.

HHAs are different than services provided by Personal Care Agencies (PCAs), which include:

  • Help with activities of daily living.
  • Housekeeping tasks.
  • Accompanying clients to medical appointments.

Consumers can learn more about Finding and Choosing an HHA.

Contact us

For questions regarding rural health clinics, contact the Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), Licensing, Certification, and CLIA Section:

Additional contacts

Compliance history

Provider Search

Nurse consultant

Jessica Tomczak

OASIS education coordinator (coding and interpretation)

Heather Newton

OASIS automation coordinator (technical support)

Emily Virnig

Pharmacy consultant

Douglas Englebert

State licensure and Medicare/Medicaid certification

Thomas Rylander

Survey inspection process

Kelly Terrab
Laura Luckow

Fire reporting

All fires in a licensed facility in Wisconsin must be reported to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) within 72 hours. To report a fire, complete and submit the Health Care Facility Fire Report, F-62500.

For questions regarding fire reporting, contact DQA Fire Authority:

Additional information is provided in DQA numbered memo 17-003 (PDF).

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Last revised January 27, 2023