WHCA/WiCAL is committed to making sure our membership is prepared to meet the challenges of the shifting payment landscape. That’s why as a benefit exclusively available to WHCA/WiCAL members, four national quality and reimbursement experts from the American Health Care Association are coming to Wisconsin for an extensive two-day summit next month. Read More
WHCA/WiCAL recently joined other state provider associations to announce the statewide release of The Long-Term Care Workforce Crisis: A 2016 Report. We encourage members to share this release with their local news outlets. Read More
A series of meetings on the Hill followed a day of professional development meetings, sharing of best practices, networking opportunities, and strategy sessions at this year's AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing. Read More
The mandatory deadline for the compliance with the Payroll-Based Journal (PBJ) Reporting requirement on July 1, 2016 is fast approaching.
A new report from AHCA/NCAL shows that only 45% of Wisconsin's nursing facilities have registered a PBJ user account. This puts Wisconsin below the national average of 50% registered. Read More
AHCA/NCAL's Quality Initiative has helped drive a drop in usage of antipsychotic drugs in skilled nursing centers nationwide.
AHCA announced this week that half of its skilled nursing center members have reached or surpassed a nationwide goal in reducing antipsychotic usage by at least 30 percent, seven months ahead of the December 2016 deadline.
The state legislature is adjourned for the year and legislators return home to meet with constituents and hit the campaign trail.
That means we're entering an ideal time to invite legislators to come to facilities in their district to tour your campus, meet with administrators and staff, and interact with residents. Read More
As of the press time for CareConnection, no action has been taken or scheduled on the redesign of the Family Care/IRIS 2.0 Concept Paper in the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee, which was originally expected to be acted on by the end of this week. Read More
Attention all Independent Owners. 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
MetaStar, Wisconsin’s representative in the Lake Superior Quality Innovation Network (LSQIN), is embarking on new work regarding C. difficile infections in nursing homes. 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, a Certified Infection Preventionist with the CDC. Read More