The Wisconsin Department of Health Services held public hearings on its draft Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Concept Paper in Eau Claire and Madison on Monday this week. WHCA Executive Director John Vander Meer testified on behalf of the Association during the Madison meeting. Read More
During a CMS Skilled Nursing Facility Open Door Forum (ODF) call on March 3, 2016, CMS announced planned changes to the nursing facility Five-Star Quality Rating System. Many of these changes are to take effect in April 2016. The call followed a CMS posting of a PowerPoint covering the main changes. Read More
The Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) model, which will hold hospitals accountable for the quality of care they deliver to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries for... Read More
The Department of Health Services released ForwardHealth update 2016-10 earlier this week regarding Third Party Liability. Read More
Otis Woods, Administrator of the Department of Health Services Division of Quality Assurance, announced this week the appointment of Patricia “Pat” Virnig as the Director of the DQA Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care (BNHRC). Read More
The Department of Health Services (DHS) has announced that Anthony J. Baize has been named the DHS Inspector General. Baize begins his new role on April 4, 2016. Read More
Brian Shoup, Administrator of DHS's Division of Long-Term Care, has announced his plans to retire as of April 1, 2016. Read More
The July 1 deadline to submit all staffing data electronically is just a few months away. Now is a great time to register and learn about what it takes for your company to be successfully compliant. Mark your calendar to take advantage of these 3 educational sessions TODAY!
On March 1, Governor Scott Walker signed into law 2015 Senate Bill 687, which would provide a pathway for four current Family Care managed care organizations (ContinuUs, Lakeland Care District, Western Wisconsin Cares, and Community Care Connections of Wisconsin) to become Integrated Health Agencies (IHA) under Family Care/IRIS 2.0. Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) periodically updates the lists of HCPCS codes that are excluded from the consolidated billing (CB) provision of the SNF PPS. A recent CMS MLN Matters Article describes the following update to be implemented on July 5, 2016.
Keynote Speaker Chuck Todd, NBC News Political Director and Host of Meet the Press and MTP Daily, will bring in current events in the context of politics and the upcoming election. More special guests will be announced shortly. Read More
The Bureau of Assisted Living (BAL) held an in-person forum Tuesday at Madison College. Read More
Registration for exhibitors is open for WHCA/WiCAL's Spring Conference, which is being held April 20-22, 2016, at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells.... Read More
Register for the Spring Conference by March 25 and you'll automatically be entered into the Early Bird drawing to win a FREE iPad! Read More
Does your company want to reach the state’s long-term care provider community by enhancing visibility and maximizing exposure? Spring 2016 Continuum Advertising Prospectus 2016 Membership... Read More