WHCA/WiCAL recently distributed a press release detailing Wisconsin's nation-worst Medicaid reimbursement system. The release caught the interest of several news outlets, including the Wisconsin State Journal, which published a front page article: "Wisconsin nursing home payments might be worst in nation, study says". Read More
On Monday, May 9, WHCA/WiCAL sent a standing invitation to legislators and their staff to tour a facility in their legislative district, meet the staff and residents, and gain a greater understanding of our member facilities' ongoing efforts to offer the best skilled nursing care available.
The tours have begun, and we've heard from both providers and legislators that they've been worthwhile experiences. Read More
Employers with more than 250 employees and those employers in identified industries, including assisted living, nursing centers, ICFs/IID, and group homes for individuals with disabilities must submit this information for 2016 to OSHA on July 1, 2017. Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a revised MLN Matters Special Edition article titled “Limiting the Scope of Review on Redeterminations and Reconsiderations of Certain Claims.” Effective for certain Redetermination (Level 1) and Reconsideration (Level 2) appeals received by a Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) or Qualified Independent Contractors (QICs) on or after April 18, 2016, MACs and QICs must limit their review to the reason(s) the claim or line item at issue was initially denied. Read More
Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades penned a column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in which she said the department would not implement changes to Family Care before 2018. Read More
The final rule increases the weekly salary threshold for exempt executive, administrative, and professional employees to $47,476 per year (or $913/week), less than last summer’s proposal. This means that salaried employees earning less than this amount, regardless of job duties, must be compensated for overtime work. 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 begins to finalize programming for the 2016 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
WHCA/WiCAL is pleased to announce an Infection Control Summit, to be held August 17, 2016 in Wausau. The summit includes presentations from industry experts, including Dr. Abimbola Ogundimu, Certified Infection Preventionist with the CDC, and Dr. Joe Boero, Leading Infection Control Expert. Read More
On Thursday, June 9 we will host training on How to Run Reports in LTC Trend Tracker and How to Set up your Dashboard. Read More