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WALA is hiring!

The Wisconsin Assisted Living Association is seeking a part-time (20 hours) Office Assistant! This person will be responsible for the coordination of the office in relation to the needs of WALA and its membership. Read the job description here.

To apply send the following information to Sarah Bass, Marketing and Development Director at sbass@ewala.org by 5:00pm, October 21, 2014. ONLY applications with the following information will be accepted.

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News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog

Take Action! Affordable Care Act & Medicaid/Medicare Survey

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National Assoc. For Home Care & Hospice calls for participation in ACA Employer Mandate Survey NAHC has prepared a new survey to get a “real-time” understanding of the likely impact of the ACA employer mandate. Home care businesses have made a number of adjustments to prepare for the start of the mandate. This new survey […]

DHS Workgroup Seeking Respite Providers to Benchmark Short-Term Availability

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The Department of Health Services is trying to gauge how many providers in Wisconsin provide short-term (2-3 days) respite care. They hope to evaluate the availability of respite care in Wisconsin, especially for people with Dementia, as part of the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign initiative. Please contact Lynn Gall, Alzheimer’s & Family Caregiver Coordinator, […]

Financial Picture Improves For Medicaid Budget

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From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist In a letter to the state legislature’s Joint Finance Committee this week, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades said the Medicaid program budget is essentially balanced for the 2013-15 biennium, an improvement over the last fiscal quarter projection estimating a $93 million shortfall. Rhoades said […]

Benchmarking Survey for Cost Data in Assisted Living Available!

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In response to many requests for BENCHMARK COST DATA, a WALA workgroup has develop an easy-to-use cost benchmarking survey. Why should you participate in this survey? This survey will provide you with cost information from many other assisted living providers so that you can check your costs against others. We know you will find the results worthwhile […]

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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).

WALA Committees

All of our members have the opportunity to serve on our committees and subcommittees.

  • 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.


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