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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 […]
Wisconsin 2014 Election Results – Republicans Dominate Races for Governor, Legislature
(Added 11/05/2014) More
From Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist Republican Governor Scott Walker won his third election (second re-election) in three years, surpassing his Democratic rival and former Trek Bicycle executive, Mary Burke, with 52 percent of the vote. Republicans increased their majorities in both houses of the state legislature and maintained control of the open executive offices of […]
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If not, please contact the WALA office to renew today!
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
- Register for education at member price
- Buy products at member price
- Download free information
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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).
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.