WiCAL's Performance Excellence in Assisted Living (PEAL) Program has set an exciting educational agenda for 2017. Read More
In his State of the State address on Tuesday night, Governor Scott Walker began to set the stage for his state budget priorities. In his speech, Gov. Walker identified workforce development as one of the key challenges currently facing the Wisconsin economy. Read More
The Bureau of Assisted Living and Division of Quality Assurance held their winter Assisted Living Forum via AdobeConnect on Tuesday, January 10. Read More
The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Advisory Council held its first meeting of 2017 to review on-going work with DHS priorities, and to chart a course to address the challenges facing Wisconsin's long-term care system in the coming year and beyond. Read More
In 2017, WHCA/WiCAL is offering timely and innovative professional development programs in the areas of SNF Medicaid Reimbursement, Quality Advancement, Requirements of Participation, and the Survey Process. Read More
As required by state statute, DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer provided the legislature with an update for the second quarter of FY 17 on the overall condition of the Medicaid benefits budget, including changes to the program in the last quarter. Read More
In 2016, WHCA/WiCAL hosted six popular presentations through the Financial Affairs Webinar Series. In 2017, there will be eight presentations in this free, members-only series to look forward to. Read More
The deadline to apply for this year's Quality Awards program is January 26. Read More
On January 10, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized rules governing Medicare-certified home health agencies (HHA). These new Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) are the minimum health and safety standards an HHA must meet in order to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs (excluding Medicaid waiver programs such as Elderly Waiver).
WHCA/WiCAL is pleased to announce that Pathway Health Services and WHCA/WiCAL Legal Services Director Brian Purtell will be offering an educational webinar series on 6 of the top 10 F-Tag citations from 2016. Read More
On Tuesday, president-elect Donald Trump asked Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act immediately. On Thursday, a final vote of 51-48 in the Senate approved a budget resolution to repeal the ACA through a process called budget reconciliation. Congress's timeline for the repeal is currently unknown. Read More
Exposure to radon gas is one of the major contributors to lung cancer nationally, yet many people aren’t aware that an easy-to-use test kit can tell them if their home has high radon levels. Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking volunteer facilities, including SNFs, to test new quality measures related to the domains of Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences (TOH). Interested providers should submit an Interest Form (described below) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, January 17th. Read More
Mount Washington Residence, an Assisted Living community in Eau Claire, notified WHCA/WiCAL that it has been given notice by its property owner to close permanently by March 3, 2017. Read More
For members currently participating in the WiCAL PEAL program, data for the Quarter IV reporting period can be submitted through January 15, 2017. Submission of your quarterly QV information is a necessary component of participation in PEAL/WCCEAL, and failure to do so will affect your participation status and access to valuable data. For those members that may have missed an entry or two in the past and that has affected their participation status, it is particularly critical for you to make your quarterly submission in order to retain full participation status. Read More
WHCA/WiCAL is committed to offering the best programming available to the long term care provider community. As a member-driven association, we also greatly value the contributions, input, and suggestions of our members and business partners.
As WHCA/WiCAL considers programming for the 2017 Spring Conference to be held this year in the Wisconsin Dells, we want to offer members and business partners the opportunity to submit programming proposals.
As a member of WCCEAL, you are required to conduct an annual satisfaction survey of your residents/tenants. The Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA), UW Madison will process the surveys. Individual survey results will not be shared with the Department of Health Services. Read More
WHCAWiCAL is pleased to announce Legislative Day 2017, which will be held March 28, 2017!
WHCA/WiCAL depends on our members to get the word out to their State Legislators about the perspective of Wisconsin's long-term care providers regarding the 2017-19 Biennial State Budget.