Calling All WiCAL Members: WCCEAL Enrollment Period Opens Next Week

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 will begin on November 1 and will only last for two weeks until November 14. Sign up HERE to become a member. WiCAL members participate in PEAL in order to be a part of WCCEAL.

As the assisted living profession continues to grow, being involved in a Quality Improvement program has many advantages and can help address pertinent issues. Participating facilities will receive training and educational tools in recognized performance excellence and quality improvement processes.

Please note there is no additional charge to participate in the PEAL program, the only requirement is to be a dues-paying member of WiCAL.

Benefits of joining PEAL:

Improve Resident and Family Satisfaction

  • Establish Standards of Care
  • Reduce Hospital Readmissions
  • Identify Areas for Improvement

Strengthen Staff Commitment

  • Staff Retention Strategies
  • Support your Staff’s Passion to Make a Difference
  • Positive Organizational Change
  • Access to Cutting-Edge Educational Materials and Training

Be a Desirable Partner

  • Establish value in the minds of potential health care partners such as hospitals, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs)
  • Tying provider reimbursement to quality measures and improvement continues to grow in popularity, and performance data will play a more critical role in everything from payment policy to care transitions
  • The WCCEAL program is gaining national attention and is expected to continue to gain significance, having received a substantial grant award to further the project from the Wisconsin Partnership Program, designed to support and extend innovative health projects

WiCAL staff is more than happy to assist you with any quality improvement projects, needs, or additional questions.

PEAL is part of the larger Wisconsin Collaborative Coalition for Excellence in Assisted Living (WCCEAL) which is a joint collaboration between the DHS, the four major provider associations, and the University of Wisconsin Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis (CHSRA). PEAL and WCCEAL operate concurrently and of offer valuable comparison data through participation in WCCEAL.

Participating facilities:

  • Participate in monthly one hour webinars
  • Provide limited Quality Variable information on a quarterly basis
  • Participate in the annual resident satisfaction survey

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All of this data entered allows individual facilities to measure and compare their performance against their peers participating in the WCCEAL program. For CBRF providers, this annual survey allows you to use this in compliance with your regulatory expectation to conduct such annual survey.

For additional information or questions about the PEAL program, please contact WiCAL’s Executive Director, Brian Purtell at bpurtell@whcawical.org or Kelsey Mueller at policy_intern@whcawical.org.