WHCA/WiCAL’s contract lobbying firm Hubbard Wilson and Zelenkova produced this Capitol news roundup available to partners and clients: Walker Plans to Market State to Vets,... Read More
On Tuesday, December 5, Department of Health Services Secretary Linda Seemeyer met with the WHCA/WiCAL Board of Directors, along with several other WHCA/WiCAL members, to discuss issues important to the long-term care provider community. Read More
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recognized more than 1,575 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities nationwide through the organization’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals. The 1,509 skilled nursing center achievers attained four or more of the eight outlined AHCA goals, and the 66 assisted living community achievers attained two or more of the four outlined NCAL goals.
Michael Heifetz is resigning as state Medicaid director “to pursue career opportunities in the private sector,” DHS announced Tuesday. Read More
Registration is now open for WHCA's upcoming webinar on successful preparation for the new survey process, led by WHCA/WiCAL Director of Quality Advancement and Regulatory Affairs, Jackie Strader! Read More
The 2018 Season Ticket Pass is now available!
The Wisconsin Health Care Association and the Wisconsin Center for Assisted Living is pleased to offer a full slate of timely and innovative professional development programs in the areas of Reimbursement, the 2nd Annual WHCA/WiCAL Quality Symposium, Quality Advancement Performance Improvement (QAPI) Workshops, and Survey Update Workshops. Read More
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson has indicated that he will not serve on the conference committee which will reconcile differences between the Senate and House versions of federal tax reform legislation, but said that Senate leadership promised him a voice in these efforts. Read More
On December 5, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their “final” version of the new skilled nursing facility (SNF) and nursing facility (NF) Requirements of Participation and Surveyor Guidance (Appendix PP). Read More
The WHCA/WiCAL Political Action Committee is on pace to break fundraising records. But we need your help to reach our 2017 goal. Read More
Join AHCA/NCAL for the annual gathering of long-term and post-acute care quality leaders. You'll enjoy excellent speakers and education sessions offering key topics important to both assisted living (AL) and skilled nursing providers (SNF), all designed to help you progress on your quality journey. Read More
To help us build new and stronger advocacy tools to fight for nursing facilities and skilled nursing facility (SNF) resources, we need to learn more about your facilities. We already know that state Medicaid programs pay less than it costs to provide care. We also know that both Medicare and Medicaid managed care is expanding and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is exploring a new Medicare Prospective Payment System for SNFs. Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an emergency preparedness rule for health providers participating in Medicare and Medicaid. This rule allows facilities to establish and maintain consistent emergency preparedness policies and procedures in order to increase patient safety during emergencies. Read More
This year, MDS changes were minuscule in comparison to past years; however, the quality reporting program is in full swing. Understanding these changes, as well as the quality measures and the potential impact on reimbursement is a critical part of navigating the regulatory and reimbursement systems. Read More
This week will be our final article in a series on the New Long-Term Care Survey Process. We conclude with Part 7: Potential Citations. Read More
On December 12, LTC Trend Tracker users will receive the latest 'Your Top-Line' publication, produced by LTC Trend Tracker, in their email inboxes. Read More
In November, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed the CNA Training Bill, which ensure that the State of Wisconsin could not require more than federal training standard for Certified Nursing Assistants.
Please help keep the momentum up for this legislation by contacting your State Senator! Read More
Practicing hand hygiene is a simple yet effective way to prevent infections. Cleaning your hands can prevent the spread of germs, including those that are resistant to antibiotics. Create a safe environment for your family, patients and staff. For resources on creating a hand washing campaign to statistics and data click here. Read More