DHS Publishes CARES Payment Information Page

Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services published its CARES payment information page for long-term care providers. The portal is currently open for providers to apply for funding. This $100 million in funds for these payments were provided to the State under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

All long-term care providers all eligible for this funding – including home and community based service providers, assisted living facilities and skilled nursing facilities. The webpage provides details on what costs and losses are eligible to receive this money.

DHS has indicated the page will continue to be updated with details and FAQs. As WHCA/WiCAL has previously reported, the money will be paid out in two tranches. Amounts available in the first payout, by number of beds, can be found in the article linked above. DHS personnel has said that the application will include fields for providers to fill in related to COVID-19 costs and losses they’ve incurred.

If you have any questions, please contact WHCA/WiCAL Director of Reimbursement Policy Kate Dickson.

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