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September 21, 2015
News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog
Walker: I Would Repeal Obamacare on Day 1
(Added 08/26/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Gov. Scott Walker last week unveiled his plan for reforming the U.S. health system if he is elected U.S. president – and his first task would be dismantling the Affordable Care Act. In his plan, Walker says the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, expanded the number of […]
Standards of Practice in Assisted Living: A Focus on ISPs and Assessments
(Added 08/19/2015) More
Resident assessment and Individual Service Plan (ISP) development is a cyclical process common to all assisted living communities, regardless of a community’s license category. It is recognized that not all assisted living categories have the same requirements related to resident assessment and ISP development, but the concept is the same: assessing the resident’s needs and […]
Assisted Living Forum Summary – August 4, 2015
(Added 08/12/2015) More
Alfred Johnson, Director of the Bureau of Assisted Living within the Department of Health Services, introduced two new staff to the Bureau on Tuesday at the Assisted Living Forum. The new staff, Lori Smithback and Chquota Carter, will help in centralizing the licensing process. This comes as part of the process improvement project which started a […]
Assembly Speaker Announces Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia
(Added 08/12/2015) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) last week announced the formation of three bipartisan task forces: the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia; the Speaker’s Task Force on Urban Education; and the Speaker’s Task Force on Youth Workforce Readiness. Each task force has an Assembly Republican chair […]
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Tools for Valued Members
- WALA Diamond Accreditation Program
- DHS Caregiver Abuse and Neglect Prevention Training
- Assisted Living Start Up Guide from SVA
- Low Cost Liability Insurance Access for Small Providers
- Trends in Long Term Care from Wipfli LLP
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- Other Resources
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- More WALA Membership Benefits
A Guide to Collaborating with other Assisted Living Providers
There are some providers who feel unhappy with the way that they are negotiating and being treated by their MCOs. There has been some talk of “banding together.” WALA always encourages collaboration, but the law prohibits collusion among competitors that might interfere with the normal law of supply and demand. To that end, WALA contracted with Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren to provide background on this issue. Clearly, you as a provider will do as you feel you must, and this information may help guide you in your own decision making. Please see the Anti-trust Memorandum from Reinhart Bourner Van Deuren for more information. (Document is password protected and for members only. Please contact the WALA office for password).
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- Advocacy Subcommittee
- Diamond Accreditation Subcommittee
- Education/Products Subcommittee
- Spring Conference Subcommittee
- Membership Development Subcommittee
For more information on how to join a committee and make a difference in what WALA does, contact the office today at 608/288-0246.