On Monday, we ask members who cannot attend Congressional Briefing to reach out to Senators Johnson and Baldwin with a short, clear message:
Long-term care residents - our parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors - need Congress to invest in long-term care to ensure they receive the quality care and services they need and deserve. We urge you to protect Medicaid from funding cuts for aged and disabled Wisconsinites! Read More
On June 1, AHCA/NCAL released the names of the 520 recipients of the 2017 Bronze – Commitment to Quality Award, which includes two facilities in Wisconsin. Read More
As a member-driven association, WHCA/WiCAL is committed to adapting and improving to meet new challenges and demands that face our member facilities.
Please take a few minutes to respond to a brief survey on educational topics that you would like to hear about. Read More
Be sure to mark your calendars for the next PEAL webinar, occurring next week, Thursday, June 8 from 1-2 p.m. via Adobe Connect. This webinar, presented by WiCAL Executive Director, Brian Purtell, will focus on Resident Satisfaction Surveys and Putting Data into Action. Read More
CMS continues with intent of implementation of new survey process for November 28, 2017. All states will use new computer based survey process. Read More
As WHCA/WiCAL considers programming for the 2017 Fall Convention to be held this year in Green Bay, we want to offer members and business partners the opportunity to submit programming proposals. Read More
According to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) communication, CMS is readying a fraud prevention initiative that removes social security numbers from Medicare cards to help combat identity theft and safeguard taxpayer dollars. Read More
On May 22, 2017, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) released an email with a reminder about taking precautions with the extreme summer heat that will soon be upon us. Read More
This week we are reviewing staffing breakdown data provided on Top Line. The report gives you realistic and informative data on your staffing PPD and breaks it down to the minute from one star level to the next. This is your QA data to know what PI to put into place. Read More
Reminder: all skilled nursing facilities in Wisconsin are required to use the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) for Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) reporting as of June 1, 2017. Read More
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Community Living (ACL), and Office on Women’s Health (OWH) have launched their first website focused on helping communities to promote the oral health of older adults.
Users will be able to find nearly 200 community-based oral health programs through the site’s searchable database, as well as an Oral Health Guide designed to help local organizations start or enhance their own programs.
Earlier this month, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) launched a webinar series reflecting the agency's commitment to and development of measures for home and community-based services (HCBS) quality. The series provides a platform for internal and external stakeholders to share developments and collaborate on HCBS quality efforts. Read More
Region 5 of CMS, Division of Nursing Homes, Survey and Certification Group has asked MetaStar to give an update on activities, progress, best practices and challenges faced in WI related to dementia care. Read More
For a limited time only there are slots available for Free Dementia Training available to assisted living communities, Home Health Agencies and Personal Care Agencies that have contracts with a Family Care, Managed Care Organization (MCO). All of the UW-Oshkosh Dementia Training Courses that a person qualifies for are available. Read More
Members of the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) are discovering the great value offered by ahcancalED. The online education portal hosts a multitude of resources – courses, training, and other tools created by experts from around the country – tailored specifically to support the long term care community in its quality journey. Read More
Our Business Partner Showcase continues to be a huge success with greater participation from you and greater ease of access to your information for our members! Let's keep it going with your participation with the second edition of 2017. Read More
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance (DQA), is pleased to announce the 16th annual FOCUS conference for health care providers and DQA staff on November 15th and 16th, 2017, at the Kalahari Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells. Read More
AHCA is seeking nominations for the 2017 Mary K. Ousley Champion of Quality Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant national contributions to advancing quality performance in long term and/or post-acute care industries, including either skilled nursing or assisted living communities. Read More