Could technology revolutionize the care and supervision provided in assisted living facilities? We are here to find out! As a provider of an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) in the State of Wisconsin, you are invited to complete an informational survey. Read More
The Wisconsin Long-Term Care Advisory Council met earlier this week to discuss ongoing priorities and developments related to the long-term care delivery system in Wisconsin. Read More
The app is already live with plenty of features, including a Spring Conference information page, a welcome video, an integrated schedule with presenters (which you can add to your own personal phone calendar), and staff contact information. Read More
WHCA was informed by DQA Director Otis Woods that the State Survey Agencies within CMS Region V have been directed by the regional office that starting March 1, the SSAs are to utilize the Discretionary Denial of Payment for New Admissions (DDPNA) in instances when a survey results in the issuance of an Immediate Jeopardy deficiency. Read More
In its March 2018 Report to the Congress: Medicare Payment Policy, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) stuck to its previous policy mantra in urging Congress to make changes to the way skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are reimbursed as early as next year under a revamped prospective payment system. Read More
The useful information included in this mailing offers valuable background on the products and services available through our association’s Business Partners, truly our partners in care. Read More
Navigator GPO is the only group purchasing organization that has partnered with the WHCA/WiCAL Service Corporation. Through Navigator’s many vendor partnerships, WHCA/WiCAL member facilities can save money by purchasing through Navigator. Read More
As November 2018 nears, many state legislators have announced they will not seek reelection. Some are retiring, while others are running for other offices. See below for a list of current legislators not running for reelection. Read More
Influenza activity in Wisconsin reached peak in early February 2018. Although we are past the peak of activity, influenza activity remains high and likely will remain high for many more weeks. At this time influenza A/H3 has been the predominant virus identified in Wisconsin. The recent increase in the identification of influenza A/H1N1 and influenza B may lead to an extended influenza season, similar to the 2016-17 influenza season which continued until May of 2017. Read More
Next Wednesday, from 2-3 pm, Barb Poppy of Poppy CPA will present on recent tax changes that may affect your business.
The WHCA/WiCAL Financial Affairs webinar series is available EXCLUSIVELY to members, free-of-charge. Read More
Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed March 11-17 as Long-Term Care Administrators Week in Wisconsin! Read More
The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) this week announced new goals as part of its multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care. At its National Quality Summit in New Orleans, the Association challenged both skilled nursing and assisted living providers to meet measurable targets in four areas, respectively, by March 2021. The nationwide effort builds on the progress achieved by the profession over the last six years. Read More
Reliable Water Services provides, rents, and services water-related commercial equipment - water heaters, boilers, water softeners & more - throughout the entire state of Wisconsin. Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will adjust Medicare payments to providers based on how well they manage hospital readmissions performance through its SNF Value Based Purchasing (VBP) program starting on October 1, 2018. Read More
The 2018 Spring Conference offers attendees invaluable continuing education, fun and recreation, and networking with the top vendors in LTC.
Be sure to register for Spring Conference by THE END OF TODAY to be entered to win a $500 Amazon gift card! Read More
The UW-Eau Claire Health Care Administration program's Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) Spring Banquet is coming up on April 26 at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire.
WHCA/WiCAL is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this event. Read More