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LTC Provider Associations Seek 5% Increase
(Added 12/17/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist An advocacy coalition of long-term care providers associations that includes the Residential Services Association (RSA) of Wisconsin; Wisconsin Assisted Living Association (WALA); Leading Age Wisconsin; and, the Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) are seeking a funding in the 2015-17 state budget bill to provide a 5% rate increase […]
Standards of Practice in Assisted Living: A Focus on Infection Control
(Added 12/03/2014) More
Did you know that right now, you are surrounded by trillions of tiny creatures called germs? They are in your mouth, on your skin, and all over your body, but you cannot see them with your naked eyes. We can see dirt on our hands, but we cannot see germs. Some germs are good for […]
ALFA Names James Balda President & CEO
(Added 12/03/2014) More
From ALFA Press Release: The ‘new ALFA’ set to improve the lives of seniors through standard setting, credentialing and building strong partnerships with state associations ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Dec. 3, 2014 – The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) today announced that James Balda has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer effective mid-January 2015, ushering in […]
Groups Advocate For LTC, Health Care Benefit Reforms
(Added 11/26/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Wisconsin’s MacIver Institute for Public Policy on Wednesday released a report with their ideas for reining in long-term care costs in Wisconsin. The conservative public policy organizations note in their report, “Improving Long-Term Care in Wisconsin,” that 40 percent […]
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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
- WALA Publications (eBlasts, WALA Watch Newsletter)
- Other Resources
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- Buy products at member price
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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.