On Tuesday, December 6, the WHCA Board of Directors voted unanimously to create the Workforce Committee. The Workforce Committee will be tasked with identifying and producing actionable goals on initiatives that will help providers meet their workforce needs. Read More
The Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living (WHCA/WiCAL) seeks applicants for a Quality Advancement and Regulatory Affairs Director. Read More
Governor Scott Walker will present his 2017-19 state budget to the legislature in the early months of 2017. That means that his executive team is working now to formulate his budget plan.
NOW is a critical time for Gov. Walker's constituents - residents across Wisconsin - to speak up on matters that are important to them. Read More
The Pierce County Herald recently published a 3-part series on LTC issues. The series, titled 'You Get What You Pay For, featured WHCA/WiCAL Executive Director John Vander Meer, Spring Valley Health Care Administrator Kevin Larson, Plum City Care Center Administrator Carla Hutter, and recent WHCA/WiCAL Shining Star award winner Ruth Hartung.
Want to reach out to local media in your area? WHCA/WiCAL is here to help! Read More
The Kaiser Family Foundation recently released a fact sheet examining key questions around the potential changes President-elect Donald Trump and the next Congress may seek to make in Medicaid. Read More
WHCA/WiCAL has produced an advocacy post card that offers member facility administrators, staff, and residents the opportunity to provide a brief personal appeal to legislators. Read More
Facility-level Medicaid and All-Resident Case Mix Index (CMI) are available for members. This file includes CMI scores for Q1 2016 (used in setting October 1 rates) as well as prior quarters. Read More
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began celebrating National Influenza Vaccination Week December 4 and will continue to do so through December 10! This observed week was established in order to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination awareness through the holiday season. Read More
The Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) recently updated its checklist for healthcare professionals titled: Checklist for Safe Vaccine Storage and Handling. Changes were made in the Maintain Correct Temperatures section, including but not limited to a revision of the lower limit on storage of refrigerated vaccines from 35 degrees to now be 36 degrees. This change was made to conform to new CDC guidance.
There are A LOT of Assembly committees this session. This is due to Assembly Republicans enjoying the largest majority (64 GOP - 35 Dem) in recent history. Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a proposed rule which seeks to codify guidance issued earlier this year related to the use of new or increased pass-through payments in Medicaid managed care. Read More
On November 30, 2016, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services submitted a proposed rule to the Wisconsin Legislative Council Rules Clearinghouse regarding home health agencies and patient records. Read More
All providers licensed or certified by DQA, as well as other employers of persons who are licensed or certified need to comply with the reporting requirement. The Department of Health Services recommends that providers develop personnel policies and procedures that address the reporting requirements. Read More
As a member-driven association, WHCA/WiCAL is always striving to provide timely, informative information to member facilities. So we can improve outreach and communication to our members, please remember to update your facility personnel information as needed. Read More
One of the principal ways in which the goals of WHCA/WiCAL are accomplished is through active member participation in a series of committees that address many of the challenges facing the profession. Consider joining a WHCA/WiCAL committee! Read More
The Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living is pleased to announce Legislative Day 2017, which will be held March 28, 2017! Read More