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March 18 - 20, 2015

News from Wisconsin Assisted Living News Blog

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 […]

DHS Begins Revisions to 2015 MCO Contracts

(Added 11/19/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is working on revising the Family Care managed care organization (MCO) contracts for 2015 and shared a draft contract during last week Tuesday’s Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council meeting in Madison. The 2015 MCO contract changes include language to satisfy community […]

Insulin Pen Safety Reminder from DHS

(Added 11/19/2014) More
From the Department of Health Services Listserve: FYI / Safe Diabetes Care: Insulin Pens are ONE Person Only  In honor of American Diabetes Month, CDC’s Safe Healthcare Blog features Ann Albright, Director of the Division of Diabetes Translation. In the U.S. alone, more than 29 million people have diabetes, and 86 million adults have prediabetes. […]

Joint Finance Committee Approves Family Care Contracts – Expansion in NE WI Set to Begin Starting in March

(Added 11/12/2014) More
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee today approved the request by the Department of Health Services to enter into contracts with Care Wisconsin and Lakeland Care District to administer the Family Care benefit in seven Northeast Wisconsin counties – Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, and Shawano Counties – beginning March 1, 2015. The Family Care […]

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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).

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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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