Dr. Smith will present on the role of the Medical Director, Certification of the Medical Director, organizational support of WAMD available to Medical Directors, and resources available through WAMD. Read More
John Vander Meer, Wisconsin Health Care Association executive director, called Walker's plans to put $51.5 million in the next biennium to increase nursing home provider rates "a step in the right direction" at a Wisconsin Health News panel. Read More
The next F-Tag webinar is quickly approaching! Register here to have access to this live webinar on May 16, 2017. Hosted by Pathway Health Services and WHCA/WiCAL Legal Services Director Brian Purtell, this webinar series will help you and your staff understand F-Tag expectations as we enter into some of the new tags under the new Requirements of Participation. While F-Tag numbers will change in November of 2017, the underlying issues will remain areas of compliance focus.
WHCA/WiCAL is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 39th annual Care Classic on Monday, July, 17, 2017! Be sure to join WHCA/WiCAL Members and Business Partners for the 2017 Care Classic, a fun-filled event where camaraderie takes precedence over competition, and even non-golfers are encouraged and welcomed to come and join in the fun!
Reductions in Medicaid funding and implementation of per capita caps still exist in the bill that passed today and will affect nursing centers, assisted living membership and providers who serve individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities if it becomes law. Read More
If you are an Assisted Living facility (or are a SNF with an associated AL facility) not currently involved in PEAL/ WCCEAL, you are in luck! The WCCEAL new membership enrollment period is now open through May 14. Read More
If you haven't yet registered for this year's Congressional Briefing, now is the time. The deadline to register online is Monday, May 8, 2017. Read More
WHCA/WiCAL wants to acknowledge and thank all our nurses for what you do every day and especially for providing quality care to all our long-term care residents!!!! Read More
During National Nursing Home Week® (NNHW), May 14–20, 2017, skilled nursing facilities across the nation will unite under the theme, The Spirit of America. The theme underscores the bond between staff, volunteers, and residents that captures the American spirit and provides an opportunity to celebrate the role of nursing facilities in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. Read More
According to a March 13, 2017, article from Kaiser Health News, written by Susan Jaffe, “hospitals across the country must now alert Medicare patients when they are getting observation care and why they were not admitted — even if they stay in the hospital a few nights. Read More
Jackson Lewis, leading legal experts on labor law, summarized 45 ways in which the priorities and actions of President Trump and his administration are affecting employers in a recent posting. Read More
Providers will have until that date to submit data for the fiscal quarter lasting from January 1–March 31, 2017. Read More
WHCA/WiCAL is pleased to announce the opening of the Shining Star Awards nomination period for 2017! Members are encouraged to nominate worthy applicants for the WHCA/WiCAL Shining Star Awards, which will be presented during the 66th Annual Fall Convention, November 1-3, 2017.
The third Financial Affairs Webinar of 2017 will be hosted on May 17th and presented by Pam Branshaw and Larry Lester of Wipfli. This session will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and will cover the topic of 1094/1095 PBJ Filings and other PBJ Reporting. Read More
Through the Volunteer of the Year (VOY), ID/DD Hero of the Year, NFP Program of the Year and Not for Profit Trustee awards programs, AHCA and NCAL honor those individuals who are dedicated to improving the quality of lives of residents and their surrounding communities. These individuals demonstrate the selfless and compassionate ways they enhance the lives of those around them. Read More
On April 27, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed rule for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) prospective payment system (PPS) fiscal year (FY) 2018 update. It proposes an increase in federal payments to skilled nursing facilities for 2018. Starting on October 1, 2017, skilled nursing providers will receive a 1.0 percent increase in payments. Read More
Are you a new account administrator for LTC Trend Tracker? Are you a current account administrator but have some questions on your access? Well not to worry! The LTC Trend Tracker Team is hosting a webinar for all LTC Trend Tracker account administrators to discuss the administration screens and also a live tutorial on new features that only account administrators have access to! Read More
Please join us in welcoming Growth Resource Partners as a WHCA/WiCAL Business Partner! Read More
Each year, AHCA/NCAL selects “Future Leaders in Long-Term Care,” individuals identified by state affiliate associations who demonstrate compassion, dedication, and the drive to lead in the long-term care profession. Read More
There is an Assisted Living Forum scheduled for Tuesday, May 16, 2017. This will be conducted utilizing Adobe Connect Pro software and is not an in-person Forum. The general session will run from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The individual provider breakout sessions will run from 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Read More